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August 14, 2006

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This solution reminds me of a question that I've often had--and still haven't answered: How should we feel about an improper solution that nevertheless resolves an important issue? (Whether or not it has actually been resolved is probably disputable.) As a Christian, I'm delighted that the cross will stay put. But I don't like the particular solution: the federal government trampling upon federalism and intervening in a state and local issue. Although I want the cross to remain standing, is this a solution that I should support?

This ceased to be a "local" issue when the plaintiff in this case sued in FEDERAL court.

I have to agree with Mike. This solution may do more to bring scrutiny against crosses at military cemetaries than protect the Mt Soledad cross.

The cross is as much or more of a historical cultural statement as it is any kind of religious statement. At the time of the Korean War, Christianity had a strong place, respect and voice in American culture.

Should the Christians in Rome and Athens demand that the Acropolis and pagan temples be torn down? Should those of a non-dominant religious faith in any culture demand that all vestiges of the historical/cultural religion practiced by the majority (then or now) be removed from all public places? That is disrespecting and rewriting history.

Think of what an empty, sad place it would be where atheists had their way in this kind of thing.

Good thought, Karen. I agree with you. Athiests tend to be the biggest biggots. They want to remove CHristianity at all cost - maybe this is the proof that we are stronger than they are. If they did not fear us, they would not care about these things.

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