Remembering the real September 11
Over the eleven years since September 11, 2001, our collective memory has changed. We no longer recall that day as it was. For many, the anniversary is now one where we are called to service or to understand others. As Bob Lonsberry pointed out on his radio show this morning, that is not what the anniversary is all about.
On that morning 19 men boarded airplanes intending to commit murder. They, and the men who provided support for them, intended to kill as many Americans as they could. They would commit mass murder in the name of their perverse religion.
Murder. In their world, people who are different, in belief or dress or sex, can be killed with impunity if it is in the name of their perverse religion. Their beliefs allowed them to practice the unholy habits of their enemies, such as alcohol or porn, as long as it was towards their final end, mass murder.
They were not alone then. Tens of millions of people believe exactly as they did, and continue to commit murder in the name of their perverse religion to this day. Men, women and children die every day for the same reasons that those 3,000 did on 9/11. No amount of service or understanding can prevent these killings.
Today, as we remember the murders of September 11, and remember the heroes of that day, let us also recall those responsible. Let us recall the perverse religion that they believed and that lead them to murder. Remember our best today and plan to fight the worst so that, someday, no one need fear murder at the hands of religious savages.
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