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Re: Uncertainty
Posted By: Sam, on host
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2001, at 18:07:16
In Reply To: Re: Uncertainty posted by Minamoon on Friday, September 21, 2001, at 16:32:34:

> What impresses me more, however, is the sudden patriotism I see everywhere. In the town where I work, there is a flag on every telephone pole, and hanging outside of almost every house. The local radio station plays "God Bless America" and "O Beautiful for Spacios Skies" and the national anthem each day. Everyone seems to have such pride in our country.

There's another phenomenon that is interesting and encouraging to see. Prayer is politically correct again. Nobody's crying separation of church and state (which I believe in to the point of freedom OF religion, but not freedom FROM religion) to stop God from appearing anywhere in the public eye. Newspaper headlines are talking about a "nation in prayer." President Bush and other members of the government have been advocating prayer. Shortly after the attacks, the government *conducted* times of prayer for those in the nation that wished to participate and use the time to give thoughts and wishes and supplications to God to remember those that passed away and to support their families and friends.

It is encouraging to me that in this time of great need, we are not denying the One who can meet them by clinging to the belief that by recognizing God as a nation, we are somehow infringing on one's personal freedom to choose whether to worship God or not and how.

After so long of internal segregation of our country along stark political and social lines, it IS so amazingly inspiring to see people of all sorts united when it counts.

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