Ten years ago, it was speculated that one of the outcomes of the Sept 11 2001 tragedy would be a more devout society that honours God more than it did before the terrorist act. The expressed formal exclusion of clergy and absence of formal prayers in 911 anniversary events is perhaps a confirmation that society has actually become less interested in God. More worrisome is the ignorant commoditisation of religion as an item – which needs no further disaggregation and should be lumped alike for purposes of decision making
While we are to mourn with those who mourn and do well to console the broken-hearted, these correct anniversary actions without the word of God and the comfort of the Holy Spirit are like well intended balms that never really soothe. They are at best deceptive and expensive rituals and vanities…that only cause us to say in the end "…the harvest is past, the summer is ended and we are not saved."
Jeremiah 8  We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!  The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.  For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.  When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.  Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?  The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.[…]
Bode pastors at The Redeemed Christian Church of God – Nigeria & has published 3 books. "The Majesty of God" – his latest book was released last December.