Were you there when they crucified my Lord? This song has really hit me hard this Easter season. I reminded my local church that we remember right where we were when traumatic events happen in our lives, especially if we were young. I just read another great book by Stephen Hunter – “The Third Bullet” (about JFK). When Nov 22 2013 arrives I can tell you exactly where I was 50 years ago. It was a Thursday and I was in the 5th grade and I had a wonderful teacher I had a crush on – Mrs. Russel. When principal Mr. Johnson made ‘that announcement’ all the little girls in my class started crying. I held it all together until Mrs. Russel started crying too and then I lost it!
I was a precocious child and I remember thinking there is no way Lee Harvey Oswald did this alone. Years later I still believe that and I have read a lot of books on snipers and spies and such. I understand that 2/3 of America no longer believes the Warren report. Which means most of us now believe our government – or a part of it – killed one of our own presidents. Stephen Hunter makes a lot of sense in his novel. I read mainly fiction. I have come to believe I find more truth in fiction – at least certain kinds of fiction. The author is free to say what he really believes – after all it is fiction, right!
There is a lot more true then can be proven!