Friday, September 10, 2010
Where were you?
Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was in my second year of college. I had just put on my make-up and was combing my hair before class when I walked past my roommate's door and she said "Marj, come here". I stood in her doorway and watched the coverage live. We watched in horror as we saw the second plane fly into the building, and then the explosion and smoke. I was almost late for class because I stood there watching as the towers burned. By the time I got to my first class of the day, the professors told us that the first tower had collapsed. As the morning progressed, we learned of the pentagon, and the plane that went down in that Pennsylvania field, and of course, the collapse of the second tower.
Now apparently Pastor (if that is what I have to call him.. if you ask me he is the farthest thing from "a man of God" as a person can get..) Terry Jones is still threatening to burn the Koran. He is taking this day, that should be one of reflection and remembrance, and making it his own. I pray that he does not do this horrific act. I hope I don't have to stand and look at news coverage of the backlash that American and Allied Canadian troops, and embassies will experience as a result of his own personal agenda. I hope for the sake of the families of all those who perished on September 11, 2001, that he does not overshadow this important and sad day, with a pointless and evil act. He says that Islam is a violent religion because of the terrorists that call themselves followers, and the backlash he is receiving already. Well if that is the case, then he is the terrorist of the Christian world. He is not the majority,and neither are the Islamic terrorists he speaks of.
So, to return to the meaning of September 11, 2001. I send my thoughts to my American neighbours tomorrow. I hope the families have found some peace.