From:Marsha R Price

Thank you for posting this. I have been hearing about attacks on
Arabic/Muslim people already. This is so disheartning. I would like to
believe that we hear in America are better and more intelligent than the
individuals that committed these horrible acts of terrorism.

Marsha Price

On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 23:18:18 -0600 conmac  writes:
> Hi all,
> Please allow me to rattle on.  I'm not responding to anyone's post 
> in 
> particular, just trying to express my own thoughts.  I am a deeply 
> religious 
> person... it's part of who I am... so if I seem too religious for 
> those of you 
> who are not this way, please delete.
> I am deeply greatful for the love & support we in the USA have 
> received from 
> all over the world.  Evil things such as this tragedy in NY, DC and 
> Penn will 
> happen anywhere, anytime. They have happened in other countries 
> seemingly as a 
> part of daily life. We in the USA have been very blessed with 
> freedoms and 
> peace that many nations have envied and modeled their governments 
> after. 
> Sadly, we've taken it all for granted.  We had a big wake up call 
> that many of 
> us... me included ... are numbed by.  I don't think the full effect 
> of this 
> has fully sunk in to any of us yet, at least, this is true for me.
> It's up to us who live in a civilized frame of mind to combat the 
> hatred, 
> anger, vengefulness that is a natural response to these depraved 
> acts.  I 
> fully and completely believe justice must be served to its fullest 
> extent upon 
> those who are guilty.  But I also believe that we must not allow 
> ourselves to 
> fall into a state of vengefulness.  I fear deeply for the millions 
> of innocent 
> Muslims and Arabic peoples everywhere that they will become targets 
> of this 
> hatred.  I pray for them.  And I pray that those who are filled with 
> hate and 
> anger toward those who have authored and executed this most 
> dastardly crime 
> will not extend those feelings toward the innocent.  I pray that we 
> will be 
> able to replace our hatred with charity, our fear with faith and 
> hope, our 
> anger with compassion.
> As I think upon what kind of person could crash a plane filled with 
> innocent 
> people into a great building like the WTC, I cannot fathom that 
> level of ... 
> whatever.  I can't even think of a word to describe how depraved and 
> sick such 
> people must be.  It's the same mentality that tortured and gassed 
> millions of 
> Jews in the Nazi prison camps of WWII.
> I see the love and cooperation between people as they come together 
> to save 
> lives and rebuild what was destroyed as a good start to a new day in 
> our 
> world.  As time goes on, I believe we will see more and more 
> goodness come 
> from this mess in ways we cannot yet see or even dream of.
> god bless everyone of you.
> Connie McManus

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