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Journey 31 - SEEDS OF EVIL, 9/11

Journey 31 - SEEDS OF EVIL, 9/11



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Journey 31 - SEEDS OF EVIL, 9/11: Dr H's point of view regarding the Genesis of this event.
Journey 31 - SEEDS OF EVIL, 9/11: Dr H's point of view regarding the Genesis of this event.

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Published by: Christopher C. Humphrey, Ph. D. on Dec 01, 2006
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Journey 31 - SEEDS OF EVIL, 9/11 Nothing can justify the terrible evil of 9/11. It was a completely unprovoked attack on innocentvictims, who never did anything against our attackers. Our actions since 9/11 are not acts of revenge, but of self-defense, since the collapse of the Twin Trade Towers showed us we arevulnerable to suicidal fanatics, domestic or foreign. We will do whatever we must to protectourselves from additional attacks. This will be difficult, though not impossible, and providesanother reason for the identity and location databases and the unforgable ID cards and thecheckpoints discussed in "Lady Justice."It is this event more than any other that convinced me that all religions are evil. It was the Mullahsof Saudi Arabia (Islamic Preachers) who taught the fanatics of Al Qaeda. These Wahhabists aresupported by the oil-rich Princes of Saudi Arabia, which pretends to be a friend and ally of theWest.Mohammed did not preach intolerance of Christians or Jews, nor did he tolerate suicide. In asimilar vein, Christ taught tolerance in his parable of the Good Samaritan. Yet, in the first Crusade,the so-called Christian knights killed every inhabitant of Jerusalem. Now that we have some actualscientific knowledge of reincarnation and of the closer regions of the between, there is no need totake anything on faith. All religions teach sectarian intolerance, in their present decadent state.This is the root of all the evil in the Middle East, the root of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and theroot of terrorist acts between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland.Why do they hate us so much? At first, we could only attribute the events of 9/11 to the outbreak of some unfathomable new evil, like Fascism in the 1930s. As we learned more about the terrorists,new hypotheses arose. It turned out that the terrorists were not the poor and downtrodden, not even people brought up in the fundamentalist tradition of pure Islam, where the only book read was theKoran. No, the terrorists were rich, urbane, well-educated men, who lived and moved withoutnotice in the West. Some of them were born in the West, educated in the West. They begin to seemmore like traitors from within, like the American Taliban fighter, than traitors from without.Enormous rage is required to turn an intelligent and well-educated person into a suicidal killer. The presence of an Islamic background leads them to the Mosques of the radical Mullahs, who can givethem a specific focus for their rage, and can tell them where to go and who to see to become asuicide pilot or a suicide bomber. Western religion is not Christianity and Judaism, as you might imagine. It is the religion of science.The distinction between "science" and "the religion of science" is that the former refers to"anything learned by scientific method," while the latter refers to a specific set of articles of faith.Followers of the religion of science would not see this distinction. The usual rules of scientificmethod establish the reality of such things as reincarnation, NDEs, OBEs and UFOs. Here I use theterm "UFO" not in its original sense, but in its popular sense as spacecraft piloted by humanoidsfrom other stars. One can easily detect the followers of the religion of science by offering to showthem the studies that establish the reality of reincarnation, NDEs, OOBEs, and UFOs, usingscientific method. They will refuse, just as Galileo's colleagues refused to look through histelescope. Galileo challenged a core set of beliefs that were resistant to empirical refutation. That isthe definition of a worldview, another name for religion.1
 Science is a seductive and powerful religion, draining the lifeblood out of all the older religions,and forcing its way everywhere. The reason is, scientists do not call it a religion, but confidently present it as "the truth that only ignorant fools reject." The high priests of the religion of sciencechart the spread of irrationality with polls testing to see how many people believe in reincarnation,ESP or UFOs. In the eyes of the high priests of science, belief in any of these forbidden doctrines issufficient proof of irrationality.Western religion is seductive in other ways as well. People in Pakistan or India or Saudi Arabia caneasily see that many good things come along with the religion of science, including Westernluxuries, high technology, democracy and wealthy economies. All it will cost you is the loss of everything sacred. In the religion of science, there is no soul, no divinity, and no life after death, noimmortality, no meaning to our existence. As Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg said at the end of his book The First Three Minutes "The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it alsoseems pointless."Once a sensitive young man recognizes the nihilistic character of the religion of science, he may begin to despise all the outward signs of Westernization, such as the growth of huge, impersonal boxes for architecture, or the spread of tawdry strip malls, or the cancerous spread of McDonaldsand Wal-Marts, a cancer which destroys the distinctive soul or the small towns painted by NormanRockwell. He may become frustrated that nothing seems capable of halting the march of reductionist materialism. I become pessimistic myself when I see the high priests and Grand Inquisitors of the religion of science (Psi-cops) in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and on the Discovery Science channel on cableTV. Does no scientist object? Can't anyone see that this is the end of scientific method? You have tochoose. Either scientific method applied to all things, known and unknown, or the religion of science.The Psi-cops (CSICOP) want to close the books. They don’t want to allow new sciences. Theywant to define rationality as whatever is in the current textbooks, and irrationality is everythingelse. After three centuries, the grand adventure of ideas is over and science becomes just another faith, another superstition. One can easily see why this leads to a desperate search for anyalternative.Islam provides an alternative, one that seeks to destroy the West. It may now be clear why the mostwesternized of Moslems and the most intelligent are the first to raise the bloody flag of Jihad. Theyknow better than anyone the cost to the soul of the soft luxury and gadgets of the West. A goodexample of the core terrorists is Ahmed Omar Sheikh, abductor of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Sheikh is Pakistani, but raised in a middle-class neighborhood in East London(NEWSWEEK, 2/18/02/ p.42), educated in an elite private high school and the London School of Economics. It would seem that merely educating Moslems in the ways of the West would becounter-productive. It would be much better to teach them the modern liberal forms of Islam, taughtin Dearborn, Michigan, the center of Moslem emigrants to the US.We must change too, and offer kinds of spirituality that are compatible with science. No spiritualityis compatible with the religion of science that we must vigorously reject, as we reject all other 2

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