Bloggers’ Tributes to 9/11

September 11, 2008

It seems that almost everyone thinks they need to post some 9/11 thoughts today (I’m not goingt to link to any of it). I disagree. I don’t, of course, object to people sharing their feelings about it if that’s what they want to do, but the way much of it is executed. This, for example, comes after a long list of sentences beginning with “God bless ____”:

Let us never forget that there is, in fact, a global war being waged against us by terrorist extremists who wish to destroy this country and its values of freedom and democracy, a country that remains a beacon of shining light to the rest of the world. We must win this war.

I think anyone who thinks that all of that is true should forget it immediately, because they are in error. But many bloggers – for and against the war – seem to think that this is a good time to pray publicly, then slip in a moral of the story, using the tragedy as leverage. Pass.

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