Re: think, dont pray

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Sep 18 2001 - 02:54:04 MDT

Spike Jones <> writes:

> We have all likely heard the meme that if we if we respond this
> way or that, then the terrorists have won. Well, the papers
> are filled with images of American people praying to their god
> or gods. If the terrorists were religious fanatics, and the first
> thing we do after their attack is pray, the terrorists have won! spike

Do not be so cold-hearted as to deny those with some religious
belief what comfort they can find in such practices. That they
do so certainly doesn't make them "religious fanatics". The very
suggestion that it does is reason to worry quite a bit about the
one making such a suggestion. Will you lock up all people who get
something out of such practices or feel that they do, in order to
fight terrorism? Will you hold each person that uses such tools,
with or without much belief in the tenets of this or that faith, as
somehow responsible for 9/11?

- samantha

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