Thursday, July 07, 2005

Terror in London

This morning the world received news that 6 terrorist bombs have gone off in the London tube and in one bus in the wake of the G8 Summit in Scotland. Call me naive, but I don't understand why anyone would do this, especially in the name of God.

I live in Gettysburg, the site of the most decisive battle of the U.S. Civil War. In that war, civilian deaths were so rare, that we have a monument to Jenny Wade, who was a civilian killed in her home when a bullet came through her window while she was baking bread for the soldiers.

What has become of mankind when the very definition of war has changed from uniformed representatives of various countries, to acts of terror on innocent civilians?

God help us all.

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