Reflections of 9/11

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Maverick74, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    Someone just e-mailed this to me and I felt compelled to post it. Please do not make this a religous thread.

    This is Really Strong!
    I WAS THERE:
    You say you will never forget where you were
    when you heard the news
    On September 11, 2001. Neither will I. I was
    on the 110th floor in a smoke
    filled room with a man who called his wife to
    say "Good-Bye." I held his
    fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
    peace to say, "Honey, I am
    not going to make it, but it is OK...I am
    ready to go."
    I was with his wife when he called as she fed
    breakfast to their children.
    I held her up as she tried to understand his
    words and as she realized he
    wasn't coming home that night.
    I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when
    a woman cried out to Me for
    help. "I have been knocking on the door of
    your heart for 50 years!" I
    said. "Of course I will show you the way
    home - only believe in Me now."
    I was at the base of the building with the
    Priest ministering to the injured
    and devastated souls. I took him home to tend
    to his Flock in Heaven.
    He heard my voice and answered.
    I was on all four of those planes, in every
    seat, with every prayer. I was with
    the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the
    very hearts of the believers
    there, comforting and assuring them that their
    faith has saved them.
    I was in Texas, Kansas, London. I was standing
    next to you when you heard
    the terrible news. Did you sense Me?
    I want you to know that I saw every face. I
    knew every name - though not all
    know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the
    86th floor.
    Some sought Me with their last breath.
    Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through
    the smoke and flames;
    "Come to Me... this way... take my hand." Some
    chose, for the final time,
    to ignore Me.
    But, I was there.
    I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
    may not know why, but I do.
    However, if you were there in that explosive
    moment in time, would you
    have reached for Me?
    September 11, 2001 was not the end of the
    journey for you. But someday
    your journey will end. And I will be there for
    you as well. Seek Me now
    while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you
    know you are "ready
    to go."
    I will be in the stairwell of your final
    moments.
    God
    (author unknown)
     
  2. Wouldn't it be nice if such fairy tales were true.

    Wouldn't it be nice if those who believe didn't have to spend so much time and effort rationalizing, explaining, excusing, and looking the other way to find reasons why their personal God lets them down.

    Wouldn't it be nice if grown men and women stopped dealing in fantasies and superstition, and began living in the real world.

    Yes, that would be nice, but is it unlikely to happen. Religion exists to serve many purposes, but one of the main reasons is to keep the "surfs" under control. To give them hope of a better afterlife, when all they can see is the inequitable distribution of God's blessings on the few in this life.

    And then along comes some well meaning soul who writes and posts an absurd story, such as the one above, to reinforce the belief in the unbelievable. It is a touching story, but without foundation, or merit. How sad it is that human beings so desperate for answers seek the most ridiculous, while abandoning their supposed God given inelegance.
     
  3. Religion is THE best enterprise ever created.
     
  4. ...a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. --- Luke 12:15

    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? --- Mark 8:36

    For the unbelievers:
    ...Ye must be born again. ---John 3:7
     
  5. LMAO

    LMAO

    follow instructions.
     
  6. I'm just contributing. I didn't make the thread religious, it started out that way. Why do I, the contributer, get notice but the detractors, the 2 prior posts to mine, get nothing?