N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 831 times:
And the mention of the psalm was a slap in the face to millions of Americans who are not Christian/Catholic.
Oh, Good Lord. Now I've seen it all. Thousands of American citizens are dead, and you're taking religious offense? How petty.
I'm not Christian, but even I could see the inspiration in the quote: we cannot be afraid of death, for whatever higher power we believe in will be with us in standing tall and moving on from these tragedies.
Pity some people aren't bright enough to understand that.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 825 times:
People make a nation strong, not speeches.
At a radio station I was in today here in South Florida, people were calling in asking where to donate blood. People with thick New York accents. People with British accents. People with Latin accents. People with deep Bahamian accents.
We put on such a show for the world with our internal strife and petty differences, don't we? But the world...and yes even we.... forget what makes America great until days like today.
Because days like today we put aside our disagreements. And the great cauldron of diversity comes together as one.
In the days to come, we'll see and hear horrific things about today's evil. But I suggest you stay sane by looking for the heroic things and the tales and stories of human decency that will also arise.
It will remind us that, despite our grevious injury, the cowards behind this tragedy failed even before they died.
United747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 807 times:
Are you kidding? The least Bush could do is ACT like he's not reading from a teleprompter and show his country that he cares the least bit about it. It makes me very depressed to know that our president is a moron (or at least acts like one). That speech SUCKED!
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21460 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 799 times:
I thought it was a rather weak speech for the occasion.
He certainly read out the things that would have to be said, but it was never more obvious that he´s out of his depth. I´m not really worried about the USA, though; Your wellbeing does not hinge on G.W.Bush. And even he will grow, I think (and hope).
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 777 times:
I'm an atheist and didn't mind what he said. Some people need comfort. It goes in one ear and out the other for me. Just takes some tolerance for those who need a crutch. I didn't expect him to to into detail about retaliation. We all know that's coming...no need to tell the targets ahead of time. Bush isn't a natural communicator like Clinton and Reagan, but I'm fully confident in his and his administration's ability to handle this appropriately.
Ben88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 778 times:
The topic was about the speech, which I thought was weak. I know that what happened today was a horrible thing and I genuinely feel for the victims and their families. If you post a topic about a speech expect responses to the topic and don't try to make me look disloyal or unpatriotic because I love my country.
TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1031 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 703 times:
U said the psalm was a slap in the face to all who are not Chritsian/Catholic (gee, I thought Catholic believed in Christ and were Christian???), but anyhow Ben, the psalms are OLD TESTAMENT, the Jewish Scripture. So Jewish people were offended since they are not Christian/Catholic??? I don't follow ur logic. Pleas get your theology/religions stragight when u make such condemnations!