Sunday, September 11, 2011

Good timing

Today is the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001—or, in other words, it’s rather a big deal day to a lot of people.

We also had stake conference today (and yesterday).

And in none of the stake conference meetings i was at (that is, the general meeting this morning, the adult session* yesterday evening, or the leadership meeting yesterday afternoon) was there even an oblique reference to the anniversary.

I would just like to say that i’m happy that my religion was able to serve as a refuge from the incessant coverage of the date that national and local media has been throwing at me over the past week or so.

* I can’t be the only one evil enough that the term “adult session” instantly triggers the concept of an “adult movie”, can I?


Heather the Mama Duk said...

It's very different this close to the Pentagon...

I'd've been upset to have no mention, but then I went to church for a couple years with a 9/11 widow.

David B said...

I guess i can see how it’d feel different if it was local, but you mean that hearing about it every single time you turned on the radio or television during the entire week previous wasn’t enough?

Of course, i may also be a bit scarred by having been in church meetings during the last decade where mentions of September 11 often veered into “First thing we do, let’s kill all the Muslims!” territory.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Well, now, that's just crazy! No one's ever gone THERE about 9/11. No, it's always been personal stories and how it affected their testimonies. There were a LOT of people I know working in DC/northern VA that day who saw the plane hit the Pentagon, or saw the immediate aftermath, or were inside the Pentagon when it happened. And then there were a bunch who had a last minute meeting cancelled or moved and would have been in the Pentagon, a few in the very sector where the plane crashed. Stuff like that can really change your general outlook and is important to who you are religiously today. It's different from what the radio and TV were reporting.