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post #11 of 15 Old 03-30-2012, 02:52 PM
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In Utah they used to put up white crosses where Highway Patrolmen have lost thier lives. They recently took all the crosses down because some atheist groups were offended by the religious symbols. I think it is ridiculous and I am disappointed that our state caved so esily to the pressure of these groups. If I owned property next to one of these crosses I would have gladly errected a cross just as high as I could get it to go with a big scriptural reference on the front of it. I get irritated very easily by groups that proffess to be champions of tolerance but are in fact intolerant of all other viewpoints. I don't see why an atheist would be anything but amused at all of the people running around worrying about God and eternal ****ation.
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In Utah they used to put up white crosses where Highway Patrolmen have lost thier lives. They recently took all the crosses down because some atheist groups were offended by the religious symbols. I think it is ridiculous and I am disappointed that our state caved so esily to the pressure of these groups. If I owned property next to one of these crosses I would have gladly errected a cross just as high as I could get it to go with a big scriptural reference on the front of it. I get irritated very easily by groups that proffess to be champions of tolerance but are in fact intolerant of all other viewpoints. I don't see why an atheist would be anything but amused at all of the people running around worrying about God and eternal ****ation.

That does seem like extreme tight ###edness.
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-31-2012, 03:23 AM
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I have no problem with a small, subtle marker. There was an incident at the intersection by my house, and older man was riding his motorcycle through the intersection and a drunk driver ran the light (middle of the day) and hit him so hard he split the bike in half. This was a few years ago, and there's still a small cross welded from two pieces of the bike hung in the tree on the corner. It doesn't strike me as 'distracting' and it's clean, off the ground, not cluttered.
On the other hand, not far from there, a teenage girl was hit and killed. Every day her dad would light a candle at the spot she had died. One day a candle tipped over and the fire spread through two of the neighbours' fields before it was put out.

So really... where do you draw the line, I think it's a difficult subject, really.
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I have no problem with it, like the poster ^, a nice subtle marker is fine. Someone very close to me lost their 18 year old daughter in an car accident. She was a passenger in an accident that occured in broad daylight; the other car was in the wrong lane for 9 seconds (it was on tape from a security camera). Nine seconds!! The driver at fault claimed some medical condition that caused her to black out - and is still driving around!!! The state "plea bargained" it down to community service. Can you imagine how that alone must feel to a parent that has lost thier child to someone like that????

Anyway, what a parent and/or family go through is beyond your worst nightmare - and you never know the circumstances behind each cross. I think they feel thier loved ones become "forgotten", and that in itself is painful. The cross is for the family, let them have the cross.

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There is a marker at the end of my road that is of a small satellite dish because the guy worked for the company. But its been up a couple years now and you have to creep out onto the main road to see around it to the one direction. I think that is ridiculous and dangerous.

Personally I don't mind people putting up the markers if it makes them feel better as long as they are not in the way to see and I do think there should be a time-limit on how long they can remain up. Maybe 6 months?

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