Re: 9/11 remembrance
I can't say that 911 has changed my life in any way. And I can't say that I distrust muslims. I do think that most of them are god fearing people who obey the true tenents of their religion. However I would like to have a frank discussion, with a knowlegable muslim and try to find out just where these fanatics are coming from. But the fanatics and haters don't come just from the muslim religion. Right now, we have some goof-ball, in Gainesville, FL, who is threatening to burn several hundred copies of the koran. It just makes me wonder what makes him think that his god is better than their god? Could it possibly be that there is only one god and we just have different viewpoints?
One good rememberance that I have, of that day, were fire engines loaded with firemen going in and out of the "Ground Zero" area, and of the crowds along the streets, who cheered for them. Our country would be a better place if everyone would remember and live by that spirit by working together, to solve our problems, rather than the petty bickering that permeates our political scene today.
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Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy.
"The purpose of life is to contribute, in some way, to making things better" Robert F. Kennedy