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Date: 09/14/01 05:24:06 AM
Name: Anonymous
Subject: No Subject

What a good idea--we'll be having a candle-lighting ceremony here in Edmonton at 7:30pm.

Sorrow, sympathy, and solidarity--Canada is behind you!!!

~Michelle 

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Date: 09/14/01 09:37:21 AM
Name: Cassandra Kaye Schafer
Email: Cassandra_Kaye78@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: No Subject

Thank you for your support.



Date: 09/14/01 05:27:13 AM
Name: Zulu42
Email: zulux2@aol.com
Subject: We will survive..

There is hope for the future, the US is banding together. Citizens have become brothers and sisters where there once were stangers. They have failed in their mission to take us down.
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We here in Australia have been deeply saddened by the loss of life, our deepest thoughts and sincere condolances go out to all who have been effected by this tragedy. I know how great America is and I know you will rise above this and shine brightly once again. God Bless America !

Richard 



Date: 09/14/01 05:40:45 AM
Name: Donna
Email: dalm8tianwv@aol.com
Subject: from my son

9-11-01

As I sit here and think
of America’s pain,
we must realize that our brotherhood
will always remain.

We will forever be here,
standing side by side,
holding our flags
and waving them with pride.

There has always been trouble.
There has always been despair.
When others need help,
who has always been there?

You have tested our strength,
and our will to keep going.
The flag will always wave.
It doesn’t matter if the wind is blowing.

Our country is the
best of them all.
From wars to terrorists,
Our flag does not fall.

We have been through things
that would make your head spin.
This attack, will receive only
the highest form of discipline.

Missing loved ones is
what this country fears.
For those people we shed
Our own little tears.

Americans will never forget
this horrific day.
At the same time we all know,
AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY!!

Thomas E. Starnes

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Date: 09/15/01 06:37:15 PM
Name: Anonymous
Subject: Re: from my son

Bueatiful poem. God Bless you and all Americans.
Very Respectfully,
YNSN Katherine Massey, USN

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Date: 09/14/01 08:41:11 PM
Name: Kim
Email: dingbat3599@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: from my son

If your son wrote this, he really knows how to put our feelings into words.....tell him thank you for writing and thank you for sharing this with us! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

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Date: 09/14/01 09:39:35 AM
Name: uhuru1701 (Patricia)
Subject: Re: from my son

This is a beautiful poem. Thank you.

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Date: 09/14/01 06:09:34 AM
Name: Zulu42
Email: zulux2@aol.com
Subject: Re: from my son

TEll you son I said thank you



Date: 09/14/01 06:10:47 AM
Name: LLC624
Subject: Sympathy & Condolences

From my family, who has been spared any personal loss in this tragedy, to the families of those who are missing or gone, much sympathy and many condolences are sent your way in this time of intense and overwhelming grief. Just know that you are not alone in this grief...the world is with you.
 


Date: 09/14/01 06:14:33 AM
Name: Patti Jean
Subject: Lets stand together

To my brothers and sisters around the world: This terrorism isn't just an American tragedy - we are just it's latest and hardest hit victim. These madmens major target was the "World" Trade Center - they knew people from all different nations were inside and they didn't care. Please support and pray for America and President Bush as we enter this war against terrorism. Until it's defeated - none of us are safe - none of us are free.
God Bless Us All, Patti......Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Date: 09/14/01 06:18:20 AM
Name: Anonymous
Subject: No Subject

I just wanted to reiterate what a Russian comedian once said,"You can go and live in Russia, but you will never be Russian. You can become a citizen of Italy, but you will never be Italian. But you can come to America and be an American."
Being an American is not a birth-right. It is in your heart and your soul, regardless of your nationality. As of September 11, 2001, we are no longer Asian-American, African-American, etc. We are all American, defending our freedom and proclaiming our patriotism to each other.


Date: 09/14/01 06:22:49 AM
Name: F. Smith
Email: fbs@watervalley.net
Subject: Condolences to Families of Lost Loved Ones

I grieve with you all during this tragic time. As Jesus experienced His "Agony in the Garden", so too do we all at this terrible loss of precious life. I pray that Jesus will bless you with His love, strength, and inner peace. May you all feel His strong, loving Presense within you and around you as you begin to put your lives back together. Please know that you are in my thoughts, heart, and prayers. May God bless you all. Fran  


Date: 09/14/01 06:35:07 AM
Name: LDC
Email: coliver@metc.net
Subject: As I sit here watching

As my family has been watching like many of us over the pass few days. I send all my love and sympathy to those that have passed away and to those still not found.
MY husband called my Tuesday morning with the news. So I turned it over. I sat there with horror thinking this was impossible. I always thought this would NEVER happen in the USA. And over the days and night this has been on TV. I have come to realize how much this effects ever one over the world. Even my 3 yr old kind of understands. Over the days he has said " mommie plane crashed" and then the next day " mommie planed crashed dead killed." I never expected him to figure out what is going on. And now I wonder just how to explain it. I mean he is 3. I was on the phone with my mother.And she told me a friend of the family's little boy (5) was asking his mom " mommie is a airplane going to crash into our house?" How do we explain the things that have happened to these small children? Will they understand? DO they think they are unsafe? There are many things to explain to our children. Everyone teaches their children about drugs and guns. But now there is a new thing terrorism.
The world will have their Vengence on those who comment this crime. When,and how is the question. My husband and I was talking.And decide death to them would not be the way to go. As you can tell killing them does bother them. They are willing to kill themselves. We decide to that locking them up for life would be more demeaning for them. They would get no Honor from us. Death is honorable for them. So sitting in a prison the rest of their life would be the best thing to do. I know my first thought was to hunt them down and just take them out. Like I'm sure everyone is thinking. But now we have to see what will happen to them.
And now back to the families. I was watching the TV last night when they should 4 women and their children. All 4 of their husbands are still missing. To see the pain on these women's faces. But most of all to see the hurt and pain in their children. It broke my heart. The adults will someday move on from this tragedy. But will the kids?? Will these kids grow up to be hateful? Should they be?
I have spoken of many things at this time. And I know some of these thing might not make sense. But they are my thoughts coming out all at once.
I will be out tonight at 7pm to light a candle. I've also hung the American flag out, to show my neighbors that I'm supportive of whatever decision is made to make this stop.
Thank you for reading
LDC

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Date: 09/14/01 12:47:01 PM
Name: Sue/Tlc
Email: suedw_nz@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: As I sit here watching

hugs and prayers, yes the children, I too sat and watched and thought, how the world changed at that instant, what of our children and grandchildren
I sat and watched my 6 months old grandson and prayed that he would still be able to grow up in a world with no war no hate
but, that I know is wishful thinking. but I will still Pray that he has that chance.


Date: 09/14/01 06:37:11 AM
Name: Fade
Subject: Opinion by Leonard Pitts

These words were written by Leonard Pitts for the Miami Herald... I believe that this is as true as words ever spoken... Blessed Be and Merry Part

We'll go forward from this moment
It's my job to have something to say.
They pay me to provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be addressed to the unknown author of this suffering.

You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.

What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward's attack on our World Trade Center, our Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed.

Did you want us to respect your cause? You just damned your cause.

Did you want to make us fear? You just steeled our resolve.

Did you want to tear us apart? You just brought us together.

Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome family, a family rent by racial, social, political and class division, but a family nonetheless. We're frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous emotional energy on pop cultural minutiae -- a singer's revealing dress, a ball team's misfortune, a cartoon mouse. We're wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a certain sense of blithe entitlement. We are fundamentally decent, though -- peace-loving and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to do it. And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith, believers in a just and loving God.

Some people -- you, perhaps -- think that any or all of this makes us weak. You're mistaken. We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot be measured by arsenals.

 

IN PAIN

Yes, we're in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock. We're still grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did, still working to make ourselves understand that this isn't a special effect from some Hollywood blockbuster, isn't the plot development from a Tom Clancy novel. Both in terms of the awful scope of their ambition and the probable final death toll, your attacks are likely to go down as the worst acts of terrorism in the history of the United States and, probably, the history of the world. You've bloodied us as we have never been bloodied before.

But there's a gulf of difference between making us bloody and making us fall. This is the lesson Japan was taught to its bitter sorrow the last time anyone hit us this hard, the last time anyone brought us such abrupt and monumental pain. When roused, we are righteous in our outrage, terrible in our force. When provoked by this level of barbarism, we will bear any suffering, pay any cost, go to any length, in the pursuit of justice.

I tell you this without fear of contradiction. I know my people, as you, I think, do not. What I know reassures me. It also causes me to tremble with dread of the future.

In the days to come, there will be recrimination and accusation, fingers pointing to determine whose failure allowed this to happen and what can be done to prevent it from happening again. There will be heightened security, misguided talk of revoking basic freedoms. We'll go forward from this moment sobered, chastened, sad. But determined, too. Unimaginably determined.

 

THE STEEL IN US

You see, the steel in us is not always readily apparent. That aspect of our character is seldom understood by people who don't know us well. On this day, the family's bickering is put on hold.

As Americans we will weep, as Americans we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all that we cherish.

So I ask again: What was it you hoped to teach us? It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred. If that's the case, consider the message received. And take this message in exchange: You don't know my people. You don't know what we're capable of. You don't know what you just started.

But you're about to learn.  



Date: 09/14/01 06:55:44 AM
Name: Wendy D.
Subject: My Deepest Sympathy and Condolences

My deepest sympathy are with those that have lost their lives, gave their lives and are still hoping and praying for lives.

The world mourns with you.  



Date: 09/14/01 07:15:55 AM
Name: Sam Shaw
Email: MystcFog@aol.com
Subject: Live and let live

I am still in shock and disbelief. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go to all those that lost their lives and loved ones. No words can replace what they have lost. I pray that the people of this great nation and the people of the world can someday live together in harmony. I believe in live and let live.


Date: 09/14/01 07:25:43 AM
Name: Rita Lebrun
Email: ritalebrun@excite.com
Subject: Condolences from Vancouver, BC

My heart and prayers go out to all the family and friends who have lost loved ones.
 


Date: 09/14/01 07:32:04 AM
Name: Tina Womack
Email: tina80916@yahoo.com
Subject: My heart goes out to all

My heart goes out to all those touched and hurt by this tragedy. There are no words to express the pain we all have had during this trying time. Just be proud you live in America and remember all Americans are proud YOU live in America. God Bless Everyone.


Date: 09/14/01 07:39:23 AM
Name: Susan Zweimiller
Email: szweimiller@kc.rr.com
Subject: God Bless America

Terrorists Beware. What you do to my brothers and sisters, you do to me. We will not rest until justice has been served.
 


Date: 09/14/01 08:12:04 AM
Name: ROBIN
Email: SIMPLY2BLESSED@AOL.COM
Subject: DIFFERENT BLOOD, SAME FAMILY

I have been crying since Tuesday morning. I cry because of all the family memembers that I lost. As far as Iknow, none of the people that lost their lives, injured or missing were related to me by blood, but they are all a part of my family. I cry for the many that are gone and for the many more that are in mourning. I pray for there isn't anything much more powerful than prayer. I still thank God for the many lives that were spared. I thank god for the unity of our country. no matter what the US government does, God's will be done! God bless!
 


Date: 09/14/01 09:16:45 AM
Name: Renee
Email: renee_james@mindspring.com
Subject: We feel your pain and sorrow!

I would like to start by saying that I have family in another country temporarily right now. They are safe for now but I am concerned for them because of where they are. While I did not know anyone personally in any of the tragedy sites, I do however feel the effects just as every other American does! I have been very impressed with the support that I have seen so far from other countries! It is nice to know that our support is so wide spread and I feel that in the upcoming weeks, months and even possibly years that we will need this support!
I just want to say to all of the victims and families of the victims...."I, as I am sure that all of America and most of the world does, feel your pain and sorrow. We will all stand by each other through all of this and we will see it to the end. We cannot let them take us down. When the time is right I am sure that justice will prevail! God Bless you all!"


Date: 09/14/01 09:53:31 AM
Name: Anonymous
Subject: No Subject

As horrifying and seemingly impossible the events of the last few days have been, the immediate solidarity of this country I am proud to call home is phenominal. We never even imagined that this sort of thing would happen here, but now that it has and our world is changed forever, it is important to pull together and remember what it was that made this country great to begin with. Look at the heros we have that we didn't even know were here. The firemen, police officers and healthcare workers who responded immediately and tirelessly. The passengers aboard the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, facing certain death, saved countless lives by sacrificing themselves...these are heros in my book.
All of the victims and survivors...all Americans are in my thoughts and prayers. Kristen Scarpitto (pkflamingo)


Date: 09/14/01 10:08:14 AM
Name: darrelsjoy
Email: darrelsjoy@earthlink.net
Subject: Response

Our country has been attacked. Thousands of civilians have been killed. For this we are sad and ready to help those who suffer.
We are also ready to respond. Our military is organizing for the orders that we know are coming.
No knee jerk reactions. No emotional response. Just a focused reply to say "Don't do that again!"
Our sons are ready. 

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Date: 09/14/01 11:21:22 AM
Name: darrelsjoy
Email: darrelsjoy@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Response-with apologies

Our children are ready. Two of our sons and a daughter-in-law are currently serving as their father, grandfathers and greatgrandfathers before them. Sometimes are freedom must be fought for again.

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Date: 09/15/01 04:23:33 AM
Name: Robert Housmans
Email: housmans@wish.net
Subject: Re: Re: Response-with apologies

I myself am in the Dutch Officer reserve corps, and I volunteerd together with many european colleagues to serve with our american friends to punnish the people responsible.

We will not fail or rest till your losses have been "compenseted" and the people responsible have been punnished to your sattisfaction.

Robert Housmans.
The Netherlands



Date: 09/14/01 10:18:14 AM
Name: Mrs. M
Email: nudivasistuh@bellsouth.com
Subject: If hadn't been for God on my side. Tell me where would I be?

To God be the Glory! Deliver me O my God,out of the hand of the wicked,out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For thou art my hope,O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.Psalm 71:4-5 I will love thee,O Lord,my strength. The Lord is my rock,and my fortress,and my deliverer: my God my strenght,in whom I will trust: my buckler,and the horn of my salvation,and my high tower.Psalm 18:1-3 We must pray for each other and for our Nations Leaders to guide them in the path that God wished for them to follow. Ye are of God,little children,and have overcome them:because greater is he that is in you,than he that is in the world.1John 4:4 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he shall direct thy paths.Proverbs 3:5-6 WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT FREEDOM ISN'T AND HAS NEVER BEEN FREE! IT IS A PRIViLEDGE AND A TREASURE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU SAFE. MAY WE CONTUINE TO STAND TOGETHER AGAINST EVIL. But the path of the just is as the shining light,that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not what they stumble.Proverbs 4:18-19
 


Date: 09/14/01 10:25:29 AM
Name: Anonymous
Subject: Re: Thank You For Being Here

Thank you.

My thoughts and prayers are with all people affected by Tuesday's tragedy.

Renee



Date: 09/14/01 10:27:31 AM
Name: Kat
Email: khouriana@hotmail.com
Subject: JUSTICE for Osama

I think we should all work for JUSTICE for our pal Osama.

I'm defining justice as: something like that portrayed in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE...let's put him in a room surrounded on all sides (wall, ceiling, floor) by the live video we've been watching this week of the FACES OF THOSE PEOPLE CRYING FOR THEIR LOVES ONES.

Every fifteen minutes or so, let's intercut that with shots from the morgue. And shots of forensic scientists holding small pieces of what used to be people up to their microscopes...

Then, on the anniversary of 9-11, let's put ole Osama in one of those clear plastic balls that people buy for hamsters to roll around the living room floor. Let's let all of the families of victims get to "interact" with him for an hour...

Then back to his cell and the live video of people screaming.

And one final thing: let's take real, real, real good care of him, so he lives a long time.

In agony.

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Date: 09/15/01 12:12:26 PM
Name: Susan PM
Email: suepmills@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: JUSTICE for Osama

What a great idea! I have one addition I'd put in... I'd have him listen to "God Bless America" over and over and over and over and .... well, you get the idea!

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Date: 09/15/01 08:39:43 PM
Name: Kat
Email: khouriana@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Re: JUSTICE for Osama

I like it, I like it! Let's play that at about "9" on the dial, too.

(we could also make sure he had lots of pork sandwiches and cheap beer handy...in case he got hungry)  



Date: 09/14/01 10:27:56 AM
Name: Shona
Email: shona39@hotmail.com
Subject: Through horrors there may be a ray of hope

I can see a ray of hope - a hope of a people united in total grief and horror - if only it had not taken murder for people to unite. Words cannot express the sadness we feel in our hearts for all those people who went to work on Tuesday morning, kissed their loved ones goodbye for the very last time. We know that no matter what we say, it will never take away the vast pain that is being felt not only by relatives and friends of the ones who were so tragically taken, but for the world who looked on helplessly. The only words that come to mind, is that no matter who you are, what colour of your skin, what country you come from, we are flesh and blood, all the same in the inside, let's work together to make this world a better place, with love, peace and understanding. I send with all my heart to those who have lost, a love of strangers, deepest sympathy, and please know that you are NOT alone - there are an awful lot of people who really do care.


Name: 2cute
Email: 2qtforu@excite.com
Subject: Thoughts and prayers

What a horrible time in our history. My prayers go out to the families that have lost during this time. My thoughts are for all Americans.


Date: 09/14/01 10:51:31 AM
Name: Liza
Email: silenceofalamb@yahoo.com
Subject: Condolences from an Israeli friend

Me and many of my friends and family half a planet away saw the images from NYC and felt as if the world had turned upside down. I have no words to express how sad I feel right now to know that the everyday reality of my life had reached your shores.

the only thing I can offer is my support and prayers. I know what you feel right now. You have our support and best wishes. May god help us fight the good fight. We stand as one.

Shalom.



Date: 09/14/01 11:35:16 AM
Name: Bill
Email: gp100ss@aol.com
Subject: Honor the Brave

People ask what America is going to do in response to the violence that has been unleashed against us. In truth, America has already resisted the violence with force. We are Americans, and our actions to fight evil are an American response to violence regardless of whether an elected official has given the orders. The brave passengers of United Flight 93 took action and denied the terrorists a chance to kill more Americans. They are heroes.

I don't know the word limit on this board. I talk about this idea more at http://www.geocities.com/wftright/01/started.html



Date: 09/14/01 11:49:02 AM
Name: RosaLinda
Subject: No Subject

Words are not enough to describe what we feel,as individuals, and as a nation. Therefore our tears fall with ever increasing sorrow and pain. My hope is that through this pain we will find a renewed sense of togetherness as one nation under God, in support of one another and not against each other. God bless America and wrap your love around all those affected, in remembrance we pray.
 


Date: 09/14/01 12:00:05 PM
Name: Joel & Danielle Williams
Email: danijoel@4state.com
Subject: May you find peace . . . .

We have watched the events unfold from here in the midwest experiencing conflicting feelings of helplessness and horror. There are no words to express properly the magnitude of grief and sense of loss that we feel for you in both New York and Washington D.C. For all of those that have lost so much please take strength from us. We offer up our shoulders for you to cry on, our hands to encourage your continued strength and our admiration for your ability to stand strong in the midst of such intense trauma. You are what makes our country strong. The sheer determination that we see in your faces and the raw emotion we hear in your voices when you speak, make us proud to be Americans.

I pray that you find peace and comfort in the knowledge that you do not stand alone.



Date: 09/14/01 12:05:55 PM
Name: marty
Email: shazbot29@hotmail.com
Subject: Our hearts go out

Our hearts go out to all those affected by this terrible event. May we as Americans band together, continuing to show the love and support we all feel today.


Date: 09/14/01 12:25:18 PM
Name: Sue/Tlc
Email: suedw_nz@hotmail.com
Subject: From New Zealand With Love

To All that lost family and friends , our hearts cry and our prayers go our for you.
for the New Zealanders that died there that day, we weep also
so many people gone, so many familes torn apart. so many lives changed for ever. for what.
its hard to understand how any person/peoples could hate so much.
 

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Date: 09/14/01 08:07:38 PM
Name: Debbs
Email: debs_8@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: From New Zealand With Love

From another Kiwi. My heart felt best wishes and hopes to you all who are going thru this horrendous act against human kind. Its affected so many people in so many different ways. Even us so far away from you all...
Please let people you know and care for that you love them...


Date: 09/14/01 01:06:10 PM
Name: Don
Email: leafsfans@mapleleafsfan.com
Subject: I too have created a Tribute page

I am glad to see so many people also posting tribute pages.
Please visit mine:
http://no1mapleleafsfan.tripod.ca/usa.html


Date: 09/14/01 01:27:13 PM
Name: American Christian Patriotic Lady
Email: GodsDisciple1611@hotmail.com
Subject: 21st Century Pearl Harbor

Before I post, I want all to know how devasted I feel as a result of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. My nerves are on edge. Where I live, Apache's fly over. I support President George W. Bush 100%!!

I wrote the following. However, I know this will be seen by people who do not fall into the category listed in the first paragraph.
To all my varied friends. I love each and every one of you. Some are fellow members at my church; some are an abundance of cherished friends online, some are cherished friends online who are Pastors; some are King James Only readers, many are not; one is a Pastor who grew up in my church and went on to found a church a few miles away (you know who you are lol); two are fellow believers in other countries;

But what we all have in common is a love for the Lord Jesus Christ. This was put together as a combination of my thoughts since 9/11/01, combined with Pastor's sermon last night. I expect a lot of reactions. Some of you may get angry at me.

But I ask that you all pray before you read it. Ask the Lord to speak to you as you read this. I am nothing. I am only clay before my Master. This is not about me. But, this is about what we are all going through.

WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…AND THE ENEMY IS US

On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, I awoke to go about my daily business. I had Fox and Friends on and at 8:45 a.m., Steve Doucey got very serious and said, "We have an announcement. We have a report that one of the World Trade Towers has had a plane crash into it."

Fox News took over. I stared at the TV. There was a huge mushroom of smoke billowing from the tower. The Fox Commentator said right away that it was deliberate. He was talking to another man who cautioned him to wait until we had the facts. At 9:15 a.m., I heard "OH NO! ANOTHER PLANE !!! ANOTHER PLANE JUST CRASHED INTO THE OTHER TOWER!!" I looked back and saw it. The announcer then said, "I guess we can now say that was on purpose."

The phone rang around 9:30 a.m. My timeline may be off. My life-long friend called, somber, and said, "Hello." She then told me about the Pentagon. I cried.

And for the next 33 hours I watched the disaster unfold.

When I woke up this morning, I knew my shock had worn off and I was in deep pain. I am NOT taking away from those 1,000’s of American families who have had their lives changed permanently from loss of loved ones.

My pain is as a woman who loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my body.

I went to church last night. This is not unusual. I sat down. And I looked around me as a flood of people came in, many whom I have not seen on a Wednesday night for many months. I sat quietly. The level of noise was almost deafening. It wasn’t because of their disrespect for being in church, it was emotion.

We opened by singing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America. Our Assistant Pastor led the first two songs.

Then our Pastor came up, with a very serious look on his face. He said, "I hope you did not sing that in pride, but as prayer." It was very quiet. He went about awarding badges to the kids that earn them in Kid’s Club on Wednesday nights. He made a few announcements.

The our Assistant Pastor came up to the pulpit and said, "Number 438. And you can remain sitting." We opened our books and it was "My Country ‘Tis of Thee." I saw a couple of senior ladies stand (they had not heard him about sitting) and embarrassingly sat down. We began singing. I saw a couple of men stand, and then more people and my son helped me stand up. And stand we did.

Pastor came back to the pulpit and dismissed the church workers for Kid’s Club and then the kids. The teens remained with the adults.

Pastor began, as he always does, by telling us to open our Bibles. He said, "I have titled this ‘What On Earth Is Going On? Or subtitled, ‘What In America Is Going On? Go to Luke 21:9." He said, "I look at everything that ever happens and go to the Bible. If you don’t do that, you are wrong."

Luke 21:9 "But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by."

We are honoured to live in peace and liberty here in America. This will sound harsh, but do you think that God may have wanted to teach America a lesson? He would NOT do such a thing, but He could allow it. Is there not commotion in America today? I have only four points.
#1 Prophecies continue to be fulfilled.

If you haven’t cried over what has happened, WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH YOUR HEART??? If you haven’t cried, your heart is hardened and seared.

Luke 21:10 "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise again nation, and kingdom against kingdom."

Luke 21:25-26 "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth DISTRESS OF NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY; the sea and the waves roaring; MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things wich are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

II Timothy 3:1-5 "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection (nobody loves others as they should today), false accusers, incontinent, FIERCE, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

The people who did this destruction are FIERCE. They are an unholy, heathen people.

#2 God’s Hedge of Protection has been lifted from America.

At this point Pastor stopped. He stared back at the end of the pews on right side of the sanctuary (His left side.) and said, very angrily, "Get those smirks off your faces NOW! You stinking rebels! I don’t know about you, BUT I LOVE AMERICA !!! Get out of this church now. You’re the cause of what is going on in this country! Go for a walk. You have ruined America!"

I was frozen in my seat. I have never ever heard Pastor speak like this. I never took my eyes off

away from him. He was right.

Jeremiah 7:6-7 "If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow and SHED NOT INNOCENT BLOOD in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: THEN will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever."

Isaiah 5:5- "And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard; I WILL TAKE AWAY THE HEDGE THEREOF, AND IT SHALL BE EATEN UP; AND BREAK DOWN THE WALL THEREOF, AND IT SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN; And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. "

God always gives people a place to repent. In the early 1960’s, prayer was removed from schools, Bibles were taken out. In 1963, the President was assassinated. In the 1970’s the womb was made no longer safe for unborn babies.

People have not repented. II Kings 24:4 "And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would NOT PARDON."

During 28 years, 42,000,000 babies have been murdered.

Psalm 127:3 "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."

Safety is of the Lord.

Psalm 7:11 "God judgeth the righteous, and God IS ANGRY WITH THE WICKED every day."

There have been 28 years of abortions. God uses wicked, heathen people to teach lessons to those who know what they should rightly, but won’t. He used the Samaritan’s (whom the Israelites hated because they were a combination of Jewish & Assyrian’s (staunch enemies of the Israelites); and Chaldean’s (two examples).

Habukkuk 1:12-14 (background – the Israelites were not being obedient and the Lord was going to teach them a lesson. When they realized who was going to take them captive….)"Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?"

Meaning: How could some heathen like Osama bin Laden attack us. After all, pridefully, we’re America. This can’t happen here!!! BUT, America has allowed MILLIONS of unborn babies to be slaughtered. American has knowledge of GOD. America is Christian, don’t you know??

BUT, God DID ALLOW A FIERCE WICKED PEOPLE to kill THOUSANDS on OUR SOIL!!!

God does remain true. He has given us a wake-up call. We can still believe:

Romans 8:31 "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"

We have just taken God for granted.

Proverbs 1:21-33 "She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD; They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."

#3 Our nation is under delusion/illusion.

I don’t know about you, but all I heard, over and over were commentators saying "Folks, this is not a movie. This is real!" Do we not need commentators to help us separate fantasy from reality?

Daniel 9:8 "O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee."

Isaiah 66:4 "I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."

I won’t embarrass anyone here. But, I wonder how many people here were on their knees praying last night for America? Or were you busy partying?

Read Jeremiah 51 and Revelation 18. That Babylon is America!

About 10 years ago, Larry Klayman (a missionary to Russia) was at our church and spoke at all the services. After Sunday morning, we were heading back to my home. I had ridden with him. I was looking around and I heard him crying. I asked what was wrong? He said, "Pastor, I know that today, when your members drive home, they will forget everything I said." I said, "You do? Really? Why?" Brother Larry said, "Because they will turn on their music, turn on their TV’s and forget what they learned spiritually."

#4 Be not terrified.

Matthew 24:6 "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

Luke 21:28 "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

The uppertaker is coming.

Amos 4:12 "Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel."

II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

I don’t know about you, but I have had peace through this whole thing. I have no fear and neither should you. But humble yourselves

We are now all going to pray. Go pray with someone if you wish. Pray by yourself. When you are done, just get up and quietly leave.

When I woke up this morning, and I saw the continuing work at the rubble of the Twin Towers, I began to shake. My short shock had worn off. And later, I heard it announced that there HAD BEEN DAY CARE CENTERS in the Twin Towers, just like Oklahoma City.

A thought crossed my mind last night, while listening to Pastor. Much has been talked about on the subject of the murder of 5 children by a Mother. That is UNNATURAL! When it was announced that N.O.W. (I would say it is N.O.W.W. – National Organization of Wicked Women.) would throw their support to the murderess and raise money for her defense. The children meant nothing to them, their protests aside.

It is time to us to repent. It is time to speak out, never failing. It is time to humble ourselves before the Lord. May a huge revival come about as a result of this heathen attack on AMERICA!

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REPLY:

From: uhuru1701

I am preserving your post in the archives en total because I am so fiercely against censorhip. Freedom of expression is a precious American right and I am loathe to do anything that would abuse another's rights. But I cannot preserve this post without also expressing my own beliefs. And here they are:

This Message Board is solely for Americans to come together, not to be used as a tool of divisiveness and I believe some of your rhetoric is aimed precisely for the purpose of being divisive, whether that is your INTENDED purpose or not.

This was also not a Message Board to debate other issues such as women's political organizations and whatever you imagine they stand for.

This Message Board was only ever for people to express their thoughts and feelings about what happened at the World Trade Center and to offer condolences and mutual support.

And I still thank you for being here.



Date: 09/14/01 01:38:45 PM
Name: Anonymous
Subject: Create a FREE Memorial Light a Candle

Light a candle, post a wreath, create a FREE memorial for a victim of terrorism at http://www.eternalgateway.com
 


Date: 09/14/01 01:56:25 PM
Name: Kevin
Email: unclearless@yahoo.com
Subject: A prayer

People like you make me proud to be American. I love you all, and am praying for those in need. And please, lets say a special prayer for those who may be alive, in the darkness.
 


Date: 09/14/01 03:09:29 PM
Name: Deborah Douglas
Email: dougl53@attglobal.net
Subject: Prayers

My prayers go out to all Americans who lost their loved one's
in this terrible tradgedy.Sometimes we ask ourselves God why did
you let this happen.No one will ever understand why things happen
they way that they do;but maybe things happen for a reason!!
Maybe we can now all come together as one.No matter what color,creed,gender,or religion.I am encouraged how Americans come
together in a national crisis such as this.If this can be done
in a crisis we can all live togerher in peace and harmony if we
try.God is looking down on America and he knows our countries
weaknesses and strenghts. Once again this nation will prevail
dispite all of its problems and faults we as a nation will get
through this terrible nightmare. 


Date: 09/14/01 03:38:34 PM
Name: Mollie
Email: Nuggetz24@hotmail.com
Subject: Do what you can

I am a singer. Last night I was at a bar and was offered $5.00 to sing the National Anthem. I said if I was good enough for the crowd, I would like for them all to come give money in the tip jar, and we would donate it to the Red Cross. I raised app. $400.00 in 3 minutes. Please, all of you, do what you can.

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Date: 09/14/01 04:05:07 PM
Name: uhuru1701 (Patricia)
Subject: Re: Do what you can

This is wonderful. We will all discover in the weeks to come just how strong we are as a nation. We will prevail because we will stand together as one American family.

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Date: 09/15/01 11:55:18 AM
Name: Susan PM
Email: suepmills@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Re: Do what you can

How beautiful - God Bless you!


Date: 09/14/01 04:26:59 PM
Name: Lori
Email: ladylori@hotmail.com
Subject: My birthday wish

Today is my 41st birthday and I give my birthday wish to all the victims and their families...Lori

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REPLY:

Date: 09/14/01 08:07:03 PM
Name: Kim
Subject: Re: My birthday wish

Such a wonderful birthday wish that was. You are a very un-selfish person. I'd give my birthday wish to them too. May god bless you!
 


Date: 09/14/01 04:42:03 PM
Name: Amanda
Subject: Prayers from USCG Wife

Sending prayers to all the families during this horriable tradgey we are enduring in the United States.
 


Date: 09/14/01 05:01:11 PM
Name: Justin Mckay
Email: spcmckay@aol.com
Subject: Welcome to my forum

I would like to express my condolences to all those who had loved ones who died in the attacks. I pray for all the victims and their families. I also pray that justice be served to the perpetrators. I have a political forum for those who are interesed in discussion of the latest events. God Bless America!

http://www.delphi.com/jdogg1/messages 



Date: 09/14/01 05:01:15 PM
Name: Chris
Email: cmesser@alltel.net
Subject: My Thoughts

We are on the verge of War. Our Country demands justice for the pain and fear inflicted upon our nation and its people. War does not comfort me. What does, is my faith in God and knowing he has taken his people to a far better place and those responsible for hurting us so badly will feel pain forever with no escape. God has not abandoned us. If we could see him right now, we would see the tears falling from his face.
 


Date: 09/14/01 05:12:46 PM
Name: Chris
Email: cmesser@alltel.net
Subject: Re: Our sympathy to all from Queensland, Australia

Even though we are a world apart, this tragedy has brought us together. America is hurting. But because of the support from you, the rest of the world, and all of America joining hands, we will survive. Thank you and please pray for all of us as we will continue to pray for peace for everyone.


Date: 09/14/01 05:18:50 PM
Name: Big Eck
Subject: No Subject

When innocence is broken-children cry

The above is a line from Wolfstone's song "Holy Ground".

Innocence was definitely broken on September 11th 2001.

My heart and thoughts are with everyone who has suffered loss in the tragic events of Tuesday.

May your gods go with you and protect you.



Date: 09/14/01 05:41:15 PM
Name: melissa
Email: mdq42us@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: A Message of Comfort

We all must come together in this time of sadness. So many lives are lost but yet we must stay together. Just pray for them and their families and god will do the rest.


Date: 09/14/01 05:54:36 PM
Name: Cait
Email: jkjm8871@airmail.net
Subject: To our World Family

Although the attack occured on American shores, let us not forget those from other countries who lost their lives while working in the World Trade Centers. The list of the dead and missing reads like a roll-call from the United Nations: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, and many, many more. This act of terrorism affected our WORLD! Take a few moments to remember the missing, and the dead, from our world-wide brethern.

Hold in your minds the images of a spontaneous PRO-American rally in Germany; people leaving flowers, poems, and candles at the gates of the American Embassy in Moscow; the Royal Band playing the "Star Spangled Banner" during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (never ever done before!)...along with many other tributes from other countries that don't make our "news."

I offer my most heartfelt thanks to our world community for your condolences, for sharing in our collective pain. This tragedy may have been the catalyst that finally brings us together as the so similar yet so diverse "family of man".  



Date: 09/14/01 05:58:53 PM
Name: Eric Landsman
Email: Eric_Landsman@Durez.com
Subject: Thinking of you.

I think about you all day, I can't imagine what you think about all day, I just hope it helps that I think about you all day.
 


Date: 09/14/01 06:46:53 PM
Name: Anonymous
Subject: No Subject

"Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with" AMERICAN proverb.

I am so pleased to see everyone coming together. Not only our nation but other nations wanting to do all they can to help. I have heard so many people wanting to do more and more. Followed but the most tragic event in history we are seeing the most blessed days!

"Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed." Gerald Jampolsky

"I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has and inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion." William Faulkner.



Date: 09/14/01 07:21:23 PM
Name: Laurie
Subject: memorial

I just wanted to tell the world thank you for the support to the US. Never before have I realized the horrific magnitude of terrorism until now. Never have I realized the power of human beings from across the world until now. I see people from many nations and beliefs crying and waving American flags. May God Bless All of You! May he also bless those who are still waiting to be rescued, those who are rescuing and to all our great leaders of our nations. 



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