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MC: Perfectly shaped cross and it has stood on the site of Ground Zero for the last 10 years. Well, this group, American Athiests, is now suing to prevent this cross from being displayed at the Nine Eleven memorial. Bolling, you were there on Nine Eleven, at Ground Zero, working on Wall Street. Your thoughts?

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buy canada goose jacket EB: No, no, I watched the second plane flying through the tower. I watched the towers come down. I saw friends I saw people I saw people jumping out of windows It was a horrible scene. buy canada goose jacket

We all saw that, Eric. Some of us saw it on tee vee; you got to see it live, maybe, but you don’t actually say that. But that doesn’t mean it was any less canada goose outlet online store review affecting for, say f’rinstance, me who turned in early enough to watch the second plane hit the tower and everything else that followed. I cried inconsolable for hours days even. But why is your opinion any more valid than mine? Because it’s your religious symbol? Oh, please! Spare me. But do go on. I’m just dying to hear what you have to say.

EB: But I did also see I saw George Bush get up on on the wreckage and say, “They’ll hear you. They’ll hear you loud and clear and the people who took down these buildings will hear you loud and clear.”

That’s where you want to go with this, Eric? To Little Arbusto, who started a war of choice against Iraq, which had nothing to do with Nine Eleven, based upon Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, which turned out to be a false premise in the first place? Those with brains recognize the folly of having attacked Iraq. Those of us who read or watch tee vee beyond the Fox “News” Channel are also aware of how many new terrorists were created by that stupendously idiotic decision to go to war against Iraq, perpetuating (for how many more generations?) what is being perceived by many on both sides as a religious war. The war in Iraq has cost trillions of dollars in treasure (and still counting); several thousands of American lives (and still counting); untold hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives (and still counting), a number usually and conveniently forgotten whenever the costs of this war is discussed; untold hundreds of thousands of refugees in the region; and destabilization in the Middle East. However, something canada goose outlet florida tells canada goose outlet vip me that you’re just fine with all that, Eric, as long as you can continue to starve the Middle Class to pay for this war that Bush conveniently left off the books and President Obama decided needed to be paid for.

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EB: When that cross emerged it was kinda like the symbol of hope.

Hope to whom, Eric? I know a lot of people who do not consider the Christian cross a symbol of hope and that’s not just me, who grew up as a Jew being canada goose outlet factory called a “kike” by people wearing your “symbol of hope.” I have since grown out my religiosity and embraced an atheist point of view, as I have gotten older and wiser. I don’t put my faith in a Sky Dude who will make everything right. I put my faith in myself and those people who demonstrate honesty and integrity. Although, I must admit, I do have a certain fondness for The Flying Spaghetti Monster and could become a Pastafarian in an instant, if they had a really cool dance.

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And, by “someone” you mean God, right? Your God? The Christian God? Right, Eric? If somehow a Star of David had emerged from the wreckage, you would have shit your pants. Yet, two straight lines, at a perpendicular angle something that can be ‘seen’ in thousands of objects on a daily basis is somehow a miraculous event to you and your ilk? Do you not realize just how many so called crosses it takes to build a high rise office building out of steel girders? Do you also see the face of Jesus in your toast?

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I want you to try and see it from another perspective, Eric. (Yet, I know you will dismiss all of this without a single consideration.) For my entire life I have had that symbol of oppression shoved down my throat (and I’ve been carrying a lot of resentment over it. I’m unloading some of it here and now.) Think about this one, Eric: How did people know I was a Jew growing up? I certainly never told them. Why not? Because I learned at a very young age that to tell people I was Jewish would have resulted in getting thumped (yes, I was given real physical pain because of the religion I happened to be born under) and called names. Aside from “kike” this included “Christ killer,” even though I happened to be out canada goose coats uk sick the day that Jesus got it. Besides, it was the state that executed Jesus, not the Jews who held no power.

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But, do go on, Eric, because it’s all about you and your religion.

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