Thirteen years later the world looks less secure than it was in 2001. Ebola rages throughout much of West Africa. Russia has invaded Ukraine. Iraq is in shambles. Syria is in shambles. Fanatical Muslims seem to have only gained ground ideologically across the Middle East. Not to mention the fact that an organization too fanatical to be members of Al Qaeda is now in control of territory larger than Israel and Lebanon.
I have always wondered why the devoutly religious, those who are more pious than thou, knowingly sin over and over again. Why is it that the preacher’s daughter, who has grown up in the house of the lord, often turns away to commit the very same acts that her father preached against? Why is it the Immam, who preaches the will and law of Al’ah, the first to break the 6th law that Al’ah had passed down to man; “Thou shall not murder”? Why do those who profess to know the face and the reasons behind the actions of God lie?
There are very few things that can bring America together like national pride in sports and national pride in war. Regardless of which we are conducting, the pride felt is fleeting. Every day, every year, every generation removed from the time of the event subdues the pride.