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What a well-written and interesting story. I found my mouth curving into a smile and noticed my throat tightening throughout. I was not around during the Vietnam War, but of course I've read about it (from history books and war poetry to fictional and nonfictional accounts on my own time), and I've never read a story like this with such a community relation and personal accounts of despair, and it helps that I just so happen to agree with the overall message.
Thank you for sharing these memories with us and artfully justifying your point. There are often blogs about stating what and why the user believes what he believes but none as entertaining and non-accusatory as this one.
From this entry, I can also see that the war took a lot from you. I thank you for your service; I respect you most highly. You remind me a lot of my father (except that he, of course, is a devout Catholic. ).
Thanks, Merc. I'm not trying to justify my atheism, just explain it. Your thoughtful comments are appreciated. Mr. Muoi (pronounced Moo-ee).
I’d have to agree with Merc.
Also, on the atheist thing, I have no doubt that a belief based on faith could easily be shaken or destroyed by such an experience. There is no doubt that the Creator has not lessened the suffering in this world.
Poor Tran. R.I.P. little guy. My heart was aching when I read about his ordeals. I just wanted to hug him gently and say, "It's okay, lad. Everything's fine. You're safe." Him and all those babies and all of those children.
That was a heartfelt story, NaCL. Thank you for sharing.
EDIT: I'm what you'd say an agnostic. I think there is a divine being out there. The universe as a whole is too perfect, too orderly to have happened by random chance.
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