November 9, 2007

Happiness?

If they attacked us because they hated us, will war make them love us?

This essay was written by Barbara Kingsolver in the days after Sept 11, 2001:
A Pure, High Note of Anguish

I cannot believe we are still trying to avenge this act, with no end in sight, without someone trying to initiate some kind of dialogue of consolation or forgiveness.

Is it possible make them agree with our way of life, by destroying theirs?

Is there still a chance to bring any of those souls back to life?

Music Post: Give Peace a Chance - John Lennon


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4 comments:

azgoddess said...

hey there...you know she's from my town here...tucson? yep - thanks for the link though, i had not read it!!!

Nancybee said...

As you have mentioned before, it's not easy for us to forgive in our daily lives.. how can we expect and hope to obtain it on a larger scale... imagine...

Perhaps one day...

Luv u..
XOXOXO

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

az - I knew she lived in Tucson, but I didn't know you did. I know now.

Back when that came out, she was blasted by the right wing for being sympathetic to the terrorists.

Now they (neo-cons) are the terrorists.

nancy - It is one of the things Christ tried to teach. Even his "followers" can't seem to accomplish it.

Mauigirl said...

It's pretty sad that we are acting just as badly as the terrorists. Good article.