Wednesday, September 12, 2007

As I was taking roll in one class after another yesterday, I had to scribble "9/11" at the top of each column. An odd feeling.

MSNBC has a whole section devoted to the remembrance of 9/11. I can't vouch for the quality of it all, but I thought it was a good thing that most of their TV time yesterday was given over to it.


Lydia McGrew said...

Eldest Daughter was at Beaner's last Sunday for chess club, drifted away from the chess, and started reading the local newspaper. We don't take it. She says there was an article in there arguing that it's time to stop making such a big deal about remembering 9/11. I told her that if 9/11 remembrance programs are vehicles for pro-Islamic indoctrination (as, crazily, they sometimes are), then _that_ we'd be better off without. But evidently the author of the op-ed is afraid a little bit of truth might be remembered (like "Gee, who _were_ those guys who knocked down those towers?") if we keep having these remembrance thingies, so he just wants them stopped altogether. He can pound sand, as far as that's concerned.

William Luse said...

In Saudi Arabia. Permanently.

j.s.kern said...

Hey William,

In Brussels, 9/11 remembrance and holding a wooden cross will get you arrested.

See here for the English translation of a German Christian’s account of his incarceration. When I read the following, I thought of you William:

"All this accompanied by a prayer and in remembrance of many Catholic saints, who resisted the same danger of Islamic rule centuries ago. Think only of Saint Marco d’Aviano, a Capuchin friar who encouraged the troops as the Muslim hordes of the Ottoman Sultan descended upon them at the battle of Vienna on 12 September 1683."

I wonder, can the Antichrist be a Belgian?

Ciao fer now,

William Luse said...

Good to see you again, James. I will check it out.