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9/11: In Place of God,or In God’s Place? Genesis 50:15-21

9/11: In Place of God,or In God’s Place?

Exactly four years after that terrible day of terrorist violence, we are still asking “Why” and “What now?”

September 11, 2001. Exactly four years ago today.

It was the worst attack in American history, and it burned into our brains a series of heartbreaking images that will stay with us forever. The Twin Towers falling. The Pentagon exploding. Flight 93 crashing into the ground. A firefighter carrying away a flag-draped victim. The twisted rubble of Ground Zero.

It wasn’t long before the terrorist attacks became known by the shorthand expression “9/11.” Then, when terrorists planted bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 and injuring more than 1,500, the attack was dubbed “Spain’s 9/11.” Michael Moore skewered the Bush administration with a documentary called “Fahrenheit 9/11.” And a San Francisco columnist who switched from liberal to conservative in the aftermath of the attack on America called himself a “9/11 Republican.”

So here we are, living in a post-9/11 world. We’ve seen the evil that people can do, and...

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