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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