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.
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
> particular, just trying to express my own thoughts. I am a deeply
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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