Since hrafn complained this morning that I don't mock a large enough variety of religions, I am going to mock the religion that I grew up in (or, at least a near-relative of it. It's difficult to differentiate different strands of Christianity).
I don't think anything I could say could add to this, so I'm just going to post it. I won't be cruel enough to actually give you the URL I got this from, that one of my relatives sent me. Just visualize gold text on a light blue background, gentle music, and patriotic images.
No, wait, I can't resist: God causes traffic delays! The next time you're stuck in traffic, say "Thank God! He must be working His magic in the world today and helping someone out." Okay, onto the crap.
Our World Is Grieving
A letter was sent to me asking
" If there really is a God how
could He allow this to happen
where was He ? "
Many of us have heard that
question " Where was your God
when the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon was attacked ? "
I know where God was the morning
of September 11, 2001 and He was
very busy. He was trying to
discourage anyone from taking
those flights. The four planes
held over 1000 passengers and
there were only 266 aboard.
He was on 4 commercial flights
giving terrified passengers the
ability to stay calm. Not one
of the family members who were
called by a loved one on any of
the high-jacked planes said that
passengers were screaming in the
background. On one of the flights
He was giving wisdom & strength
to passengers to try and overtake
the high-jackers so that others
might be spared.
He was busy trying to create
obstacles for employees at the
World Trade Center .. After all,
only around 20,000 were at the
towers when the 1st jet hit.
Since the buildings held over
50,000 workers this was a
miracle in itself.
How many of the people who were
employed at the World Trade Center
told the media that they were late
for work or or they were stuck
due to traffic delays.
He was holding up Two 110 story
buildings so that 2/3 of the
workers could get out. It was
so amazing that the top of the
towers didn't topple as the jets
impacted. And when they did fall
they fell inward. God didn't allow
them to topple over as many more
lives would have been lost.
And when the buildings did
collapse God picked up thousands
of His brave children and carried
them home with Him ...Reassuring
His other frightened children that
they were safely in His care.
He sat down and cried that 19
of His children could have so
much hate in their hearts.
He sent His children, that are
best trained for this kind of
disaster to save the few that
were still alive. And then sent
many others from all different
cultures to help in anyway that
they were needed.
And He still is not finished.
He holds the loved ones that
are left behind in His arms
He comforts them daily. His other
children are given the strength
to reach out to them and to help
them in any way they can.
And I believe He will continue
to help us in what is yet to come.
He will give the people in charge
the strength and the wisdom to
do the right things. He would never
leave us in our time of need.
So if anyone asks, Where was your
God on September 11,2001 ...
you can say everywhere ...
And although this is without a
doubt the worst thing I have
seen in my life, I can see God's
miracles in every bit of it.
I keep praying for those who don't
believe that there is a God.
I can't imagine going through such
a difficult time and not believing
in God ... Life would seem hopeless.
May God Bless Our World .......
With consideration and love
We must all live respecting others
Because we really are all one ...