Sacred Places

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The World Trade Center: A Sacred Site
R. Clark, J. Frazier
July 4, 2010
Greg Underwood
University of Phoenix

The World Trade Center: Sacred Site Myths, while imagined, have their own explanations of the divine, that to the faithful and those who take the myth on 'faith ', see as true, sacred and unquestioned. For those who do not see myths as religion and the lore and stories in it mere 'stories ', events and elements in it are curiously close to the beliefs and persuasive elements of the philosophies or religion the person follows. Take for example current world religions - elements of god, evil, goodness, light, dark, motherhood, piety, divine appointment, determinism - they are all part of the Pantheon. Remember, that
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Granted, the terrorists did not have the supposed fleets of Greek navy and regiments of warriors and soldiers representing nations. However, their attack was aimed to settle a score, to destroy, harm and if possible, raze to the ground Troy over several disputes and grievances over territory, politics, wealth and a woman, Helen. In comparison, the Al Qaeda terrorists ' motivations are not far off - politics, ideology, religion and territory. The World Trade Center was originally a venture to revitalize Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority thought this idea of consolidated world trade would bring a greater flow of commerce and traffic through the port. It was a seven building structure that would house offices above west Hudson stop on the PATH Line (WTC, 2010). It can be assumed that the original team of men and women who envisioned such a bright future for the building could not have expected the World Trade Center would come to stand for far more. On September 11th, 2001, the World Trade Center was destroyed by terrorists who flew two commercial jets into the twin

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