9/11 anniversary "is not a day to pretend we are nihilistic agnostics"

Like it or not, we are a country of believers for whom faith matters. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, prayer gatherings were all that many had to sustain them through dark and confusing days. …

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a day to remember who we were and who we have become — the majority of us are people of faith. It is not a day to pretend that we are nihilistic agnostics. …

Clergy need not give eloquent speeches or grandstand at the anniversary commemoration. Rather, they might simply lift us up in a united faith in the one God whom together we still struggle to understand and embrace.