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user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Apr 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" Um... well I dont have a god, but a cross doesn't offend me. It's another person's belief and grief. I'm not going to throw a b***h fit over that."</blockquote>



Not everyone feels like you do. You can look the other way and not make a stink about it. But, there is a reason people don't want it there. Very few WOULD throw a "b***h fit" over a thing such as this. But SOMEONE is. Whoever is, must find it offensive. That's the only conclusion that I can draw from the info given.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Apr 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ashleeoh:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" Crosses offend people. It reminds them of a God that they hate."</blockquote> Lol I doubt this."</blockquote>



I don't.

loser mom 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 12277 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Its on a public road though, not on someone's property. "


Okay, well then it's city/county property.



Like I said, I am sorry for your loss and I really mean that... but I REALLY think they're asking for it to be removed because it's a distraction for other drivers. I know you said there haven't been any more accidents, but that's the point - they don't want anyone else hurt or killed.



I highly doubt they want it removed simply because it's a cross.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49484 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting loser mom:" Okay, well then it's city/county property. Like I said, I am sorry for your loss and I really mean ... [snip!] ... the point - they don't want anyone else hurt or killed. I highly doubt they want it removed simply because it's a cross."


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loser mom 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 12277 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" Um... well I dont have a god, but a cross doesn't ... [snip!] ... as this. But SOMEONE is. Whoever is, must find it offensive. That's the only conclusion that I can draw from the info given."


I'm kind of surprised at this reply.



Whenever I see roadside memorials, I don't think, "Oh, it's a cross".... I really do say to myself, "How many other are going to wreck trying to read this?"

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Apr 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" There can be a million reasons why someone would want it removed that does not include hating God. People like you turn others away from God with that attitude, so sad."</blockquote>




Okay. Whatever you say.

5 years= 5kids Due November 2; 4 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 2287 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" You are so full of hate and anger for a woman of God. Why assume the worst of people? Even athiests don't "hate God", so idk where you came up with this anyway."


Not defending her or anything, but here there have been cases of people asking for religious things to be taken down because it offends people, such as cross's and such.. Not saying this is the case here in this example because I"ve never known it happen to a memorial.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Was the memorial set up on private property? Was the memorial causing a visual distraction? If so, ... [snip!] ... If so, you can find it "upsetting" all you want....but it needs to come down. Also, I doubt it was because it was a cross."


This.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Apr 8th '13

They are distracting to someone who scans the road constantly. I take the county road when I pick up my girls from school and because there's a huge deer population, I scan the fields and sides of the road as I drive to be prepared if there are deer in the area.



It's a HUGE distraction to see a bright and colorful memorial on the side of the road. If it's causing that kind of issue or it's on private land, I can see why someone wants it down.



I don't call and complain about the 2 memorials on my way in but that's because I know it's my fault for looking; however, I can understand why someone would want it removed.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
Apr 8th '13

I think people need to get the f**k over themselves plain and simple. People get so f**king butt hurt over the silliest, stupidest shit. People need to stop complaining and realize they're not alone in the world, people do have their beliefs and are entitled to them. To take down a memorial because it is a cross has to be a new low for society.



And if you're going to be that much of a dumbass to cause an accident while trying to read a memorial while driving, maybe you SHOULDN'T be driving in the first place??

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Apr 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" You are so full of hate and anger for a woman of God. Why assume the worst of people? Even athiests don't "hate God", so idk where you came up with this anyway."</blockquote>



I am hardly full of hate and anger. I'm assuming, from other news stories, that this is just the case with this one too. People want crosses removed for no other reason other than it's offensive. It just seems to be the norm and the movement is gaining steam.



I don't assume the worst of people, I just have a plethora of examples to draw from, is all.



Unless there have been accidents, as a direct result of this memorial, I am going to draw the only conclusion that makes sense.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Wtf is peoples problems?!?! Seriously! My cousin, the one who lost his daughter last July was just told ... [snip!] ... is making you stop and look at that cross, so shut up and go about your days... seriously!!! >_< sorry... just ranting..."


Thats horrible, people need to have more respect! Sorry to hear bout your loss.

*~AngelEyes~* 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 11214 posts
Apr 8th '13

wow wasn't expecting such a response! :shock: :D I see there ended up being somewhat of an argument... this isn't meant to be any thing more than a rant... because hearing of it pissed me off. I mean, almost a year (would be a year July 8 since little Jasi was killed... :( ) They put the cross up a couple days after she died, so why they are all of a sudden complaining about it is BEYOND me... but people do need to quit being so touchy and get over themselves. You know what? They can say "Oh, that offends me, take it down..." Well, until they stop doing the crap (like wearing their pants at their ankles, as retarded as it looks...) that "offends" us, why should WE do what they ask us to just because they are offended? They just need to get over it. No one is making them look at it; no one is making them do anything. They don't want to see it; either don't look or go another way. I can see where some of you are coming from, but in the same sense; the only things that were there was a teddy bear and some flowers; that died within weeks of being there... so they are gone by now.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" wow wasn't expecting such a response! :shock: :D I see there ended up being somewhat of an argument... ... [snip!] ... things that were there was a teddy bear and some flowers; that died within weeks of being there... so they are gone by now. "


Roadside memorials never bother me personally, in fact when I see one I think how sad, or thats awful that happened. I am religious but just because its a cross don't mean oh hey a cross, its oh how sad someone lost their life there, maybe I should be more careful around this curve. People by nature love drama and gossip and it takes people thinking maturely and responsibly to say whatever and move on or just shrug it off.

*~AngelEyes~* 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 11214 posts
Apr 8th '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Roadside memorials never bother me personally, in fact when I see one I think how sad, or thats awful ... [snip!] ... love drama and gossip and it takes people thinking maturely and responsibly to say whatever and move on or just shrug it off. "

yep... that's how I am.