Things are what direction we take them rather than static symbols. To a person who has "Satan vision," this is evil. To someone else, religious or not, it seems to have a lot to do with living demonstrative character and virtues.
As Americans or any other nation of the free world make note: if you abide by the power of your own will, you can achieve your goals. It does not mean things will be easier, but you will win due to you want to do so.