So it turns out that the reason God allows such death and suffering on earth is in order to, through that adversity, create saints and martyrs who will inspire us to greater acts of kindness and charity and in turn inspire others. I'm paraphrasing from a quote by the chief exorcist of the Vatican here but thats the gist. I can sort of see his point - the carnage that followed the attack on the two towers seemed to bring out the best (and the worst I'll grant you) up until .. y'know, the emotion was hijacked by the need to blow the crap out of some tiny sandy countries.
I had a sausage roll this morning. The first one in years. I remember them being nicer but I don't think you're meant to microwave them are you?