Stewart Crucifies Atheists Over 9/11 Cross Fight
Think of it as a metal T-shaped thingie, funnyman advises
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2011 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart has a question for the atheist group suing to block the cross at the 9/11 memorial: "Why do you give a shit?" The cross is "an artifact found at Ground Zero that has come to mean something to people," said the Daily Show host, who was appointed to the 9/11 Memorial board earlier this year. Atheists, he says, "could just think of it as a metal T-bar shaped thingie."

The head of American Atheists appears to be making even those indifferent to the cause hate the group with his statements to the press mocking believers, Stewart said. The group wants to erect a sculpture of an atom at the memorial, noted Stewart, who suggested a compromise: The atheists could replace the cross made up of billions of atoms with an atom made up of billions of tiny crosses.