Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Olbermann--"This Hole in the Ground"

Keith Olbermann's closing words on September 11 were strong and emotional. This is a powerful example of 9/11 rhetoric.

The World Trade Center attack changed the life of our nation. It drove many of us to our knees in prayer, but too many of us jumped back up quickly, as soon as the dust cleared. As Olbermann said, it tore a hole in the fabric of our nation. It opened the way for bitterness, dissent, and divisiveness--the worst, maybe, that America has ever seen.

Extremists have become more extreme than ever. Tyrants have become more tyrannical. We started a war under untrue circumstances. We brag about killing and talk openly about assassinating.

I hate to see all this happening. Where is love? I pray that God won't give up on us. If we call out to him, sincerely sorry for all this sad situation, he will answer. Here is what God said after Solomon dedicated the new temple in Second Chronicles:

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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