If we all forgive and forget, we'll demonstrate that the Christian basis is the capability to forgive, and this is our strength, our culture, our way to solve problems.
This must be one of the most ignorant statements I have read on this forum. It shows that you obviously have no clue about the real world or what goes on.
I wish it was all as easy to put forth those childish beliefs you hold so dear into practice.
I will give you four reasons why I
will never forgive or forget what happened on September 11th, 2001:
1. I live in New York City and this city is my home. It absolutely sickens me to my stomach to go into Lower Manhattan and see all the devastation and destruction. Our skyline was amputated and 3000 of my neighbors and fellow New Yorkers perished because these scum. I worked two blocks north of the World Trade Center and used to go there every day for lunch. I used to go to the underground mall and read magazines at the bookstore. I used to sit outside on the promenade and just watch the people walk by doing their daily thing...I cannot do that anymore.
2. The attacks have devastated our local economy. We were doing pretty well, especially compared to the rest of the nation, until Sept. 11th. Hundreds of thousands of people in this city here have lost their jobs as a result of Sept. 11th, including me.
3. One of my co-workers severed her leg as a result of debris crashing into our building. Two friends of mine worked in the World Trade Center for Fuji Bank. They are both dead and I will never see or speak to them again. And to counter your theory that it was just American lives lost and just American lost lives that matter, neither of my friends were American. One was Russian, the other a Canadian. Lots of people lost their lives and many of them were not American.
4. Like I said, I worked close to the World Trade Center and used to go there all the time. Often a time, I went in the morning when it was quieter. I remember that day well...I had the intention of going that morning to visit some friends who worked in the towers. I slept in that morning because of working long hours the previous day. I remember the subway ride home that night and looking at the towers and thinking how beautiful they looked at night...It was a close enough call the way it was, but perhaps...perhaps...my username would be one of the ones included in EGGD's "This is Scary" post. I shudder to think of the consequences if that were to happen...especially since September 11th is my father's birthday.