If two lines intersect at right angles, the shape they form is a cross…
We use crosses a lot in making the world we live in. They are a vital structural shape.
So it is puzzling to witness the kerfuffle about the 9/11 cross. For those who are unaware, it’s a piece of the World Trade Centre that happens to look like a cross. This has a lot of significance to Christians because “It’s a cross”.
Now the sarcastic side of me wishes to ask if addition is sacred because of all the (+) signs that we use in it? If it was a piece in the form of a swastika (there were probably some…) would this mean Hinduism (or Nazis… take your pick) were real and divinely ordained? No. It would be simply ignored.. In a building with any cross beams there will be cross shaped debris since there are cross shaped objects that are integral to the building’s structure. What prompted me to write this was a charming piece of mail.