9/11? No big deal

9/11? No big deal

Here’s how left-wing Catholics see 9/11 evidently, at least according to this op-ed in the National Catholic Reporter by a Canadian Catholic. The crux of her point is apparently that 9/11 has nothing to do with Islam and that 3,000 people being killed in a single act of terror since people die everyday and how dare we ignore all those other people who died without being killed by terrorists.

On Sept. 10, 2001, the day before those terrorist attacks, 6,700 people died in the United States, assuming it was an average day for mortality. Five years later, only their families and friends will mark the anniversary, and they will do so alone, in private, each coping with their grief in their own way.

There are no national monuments to the dead of Sept. 10, no televised commemorative services, no international attention or community events, for they offer us no way to think about them as a group. They did not die in an attack on the United States, nor for any other cause that might stir our souls. Instead, they died in the normal course of events, as part of the normal wear and tear of life as we know it.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

[Thanks to fromSeetoSee for the link.]

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Domenico Bettinelli
  • There is an infinite difference between dying and being murdered.
    The victims of September 11th were barbarically targeted for death by murderous savages who have no regard for civilization or human life.  Just like liberal terrorists who target babies for death in their killing centers.

    Both were and continue to be victims of terrorist and murderous ideology and people like her who work to insure it is appeased and acceptable.


  • Well, then, I’m sure Ms. Gibson won’t be involved in any public memorials to those who were killed today in a shooting at a college in Montreal, and I suppose she doesn’t observe the Canadian secular memorial of the now-“previous” “Montreal massacre”, either. Because what about all the other people who die in Montreal every day???

    Like Liam, I see her point, but as he says, it’s tone-deaf. People die every day. Yeah. And? We are born, we live, we grow old (if we’re fortunate), and we die. Please God, we go to heaven. Believe me, lady, it doesn’t diminish those who died on September 10, 2001, that the next day was “9/11”. I mean, what about those who died on 9/11 but of natural causes? Hmmmm? You don’t even mention them.

    Good grief.

  • Seen recently on a “Christian T-shirt” web-site:

    Terrorists have killed 3000 Americans since 9/11/01.

    Abortion has killed 4000 Americans since yesterday.