Dear President of the American Atheists Society,
I understand that you do not believe in God. And I do not begrudge you that right. I believe in God, but I also believe that everyone in this country has the right to worship the way that they please, and to let others do the same. That is not my concern today.
I would, however, like to address the Highway Patrol tribute crosses that so seem to offend you as you drive past them on the highway. The white crosses that stand in tribute of the fallen, those who were killed in the line of duty. And I wondered if it had ever occurred to you, that those crosses were not for your benefit at all? Did it cross your mind that those crosses were meant to be more than some offensive religious symbol that you are forced to see as you travel?
Maybe, just maybe, it could be that those tributes have nothing to do with you whatsoever. Maybe, just maybe, those crosses are for those who loved the men and women who have fallen. Could it be that their beliefs differ from yours? Could it be that those men and women DO believe in a God, and that those offensive white crosses serve as a reminder to those families of their belief that there is a being greater than they, that there is a God who is caring for their lost loved ones? And would you really deprive those families, who have made the greatest sacrifice, their solace? Would you be so selfish as to take away that simple reminder?
Maybe the next time you drive past a cross on the interstate, maybe you could consider the fact that they are not for you. And think a little bit harder about what you are trying to do.