October 4, 2010

Proof the Ground Zero Mosque is Peaceful

Like every American, I know that people are free to build places of worship in accordance with local laws and ordinances and that people in this country have that right whether I believe it or not. But any concerns we have about the motives of the GZM appear unfounded, though, as demonstrated by the first renderings of the proposed facility. If the developers of the project are willing to offer Americans a fraction of the inclusivity they offer to Israelis and Jews throughout the building's facade, then we are going to get along just fine.

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At first glance the presence of multiple Stars of David is plainly obvious, but I decided to trace some of them and maybe find a collective meaning. There were many to wish upon so I was careful only to trace intersecting triangles that produced hexagons with parallel lines. I may have gotten greedy in the bottom left corner but they are certainly implied. Those are in blue. The green was only used to differentiate between overlapping blue Stars of David. The red was used to trace implied or explicit hexagons that do not have intersecting lines.

What emerged were five bands or pillars of SoDs, with a single SoD hanging above. The top pillar appears to be crumbling through the pillar below, as if collapsing from the light of the SoD in surrender. The scattered SoDs between each pillar could signify every pillar is crumbling.

But whenever I think of pillars crumbling, I think of walls crumbling, too. Divisive walls. Walls with no holes to reach through and foster peace. Where else do walls that divide us fall but where pillars provide us?

Credit: Associated Press

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There are plenty of 5-point stars in the design as well and I will explore their significance in a future update, along with another theory I am exploring.

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