Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 911 - Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero

Where was God on 9/11?

I watched this remarkable special Frontline program on PBS a few nights ago. I was hoping it would be re-broadcast today, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but it is not on the schedule of my PBS station. However you can watch it online - here or at

It's a fascinating study of human nature, about how various people's faith / religion / spirituality was either damaged or strengthened by the events of 9/11. I found it both very interesting from a scholarly perspective, observing human nature, and very heartful and touching from the perspective of compassion. It is a two hour documentary - worth every minute, IMO. It takes a few minutes to load, but loaded a lot more quickly than I expected. Click on the picture or on the link below the picture. Open it up to full screen.

Watch the full episode
Blessings to all on this anniversary 9.11,
Shakura Cathryn
"We are travelers in a cosmic journey - star dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Buddha once said "This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky." We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, light heartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile." ~Deepak Chopra