There's nothing cool about swastikas, even for Hindus (it's a sacred symbol after all).
By that same logic, you could say that there's nothing cool about crosses, even for Christians (it's a sacred symbol, after all). Yet many people are proud to display their sacred symbol.
The truth is instead of spending energy trying to hold afloat a sinking ship, it may be time to start putting the gang-plank out to that shiny new boat that can take us the rest of the way.
But what if we used 1/2 the money to turn that old boat into a submarine? Then instead of "sinking", it would be utilizing a new feature.