Monday, July 17, 2006

Chop Wood, Carry 9/11 Truth Posters

If you are an atheist, please consider sharing this essay with people you know who are spiritual or religious.

Fundamentalist Christians and Jews certainly don't want anyone to question 9/11. The war on Muslim nations with alot of oil terror is based on the official myth of 9/11.

But an entirely different group of believers is equally closed to 9/11 truth for an entirely different reason.

Perhaps 35 million Americans have read the book The Secret (or seen the movie), or read other spiritual books which say that what you think creates your reality*. This belief is going viral.

What does this have to do with 9/11?

Well, someone I know who liked The Secret told me that my 9/11 activism was "bringing negativity into my life" and helping to create exactly what I feared -- another false flag attack. Indeed, I think that millions of Americans are avoiding 9/11 truth because they think that looking at unpleasant subjects like false flag terror will "bring down their energy" and actually increase the chance of negative things happening.

Is she right? Well, it turns out that even some of the spiritual teachers featured in "The Secret" say that their message has been misunderstood, and that we have to act as well as do spiritual practice.

Indeed, many spiritual and religious teachers have endorsed 9/11 truth, and called for 9/11 action. A partial list of such teachers includes:

Rabbi Michael Lerner

Many Christian teachers and theologians

Ray McGovern (Christian)

Dr. Steven Jones (Mormon)

Bob Bowman (Catholic)

Joanna Macy, Buddhist teacher (in private correspondence)

Celestine Star (non-denominational)

Fred Burks (non-denominational)

Kevin Barrett (Muslim)

Steve Bhaerman (Yogi)

Ken Jenkins (non-denominational)

These aren't cynical atheists. They're all folks who meditate or pray a lot.

We may create our own reality, but part of that creation is using our minds, and our voices, and our pens, and our bodies.

Indeed, a quick Google search shows that spiritual teachers of every stripe, including many believers of "new thought" spirituality advocate 9/11 truth. See, for example, this site.

As a well-known Christian ministry says about religion and justice: "The good news about justice is that God is for it. And we're it!" In other words, we can't sit around and pray for God to bring justice to the world. We are God's hands in the world, and if we are people of faith, we have to do justice.

So I'm not saying don't meditate or pray. Personally, I think meditation and prayer are great. But when you're done with your practice at the altar, pew or meditation cushion, get out and fight for 9/11 truth and justice.

The Bible says "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20). Similarly, Zen teachers say -- when asked what to do when one becomes spiritually aware -- "chop wood, carry water". What they mean is that after you get up off your meditation cushion, you need to live life in the world, to do the things which need to be done.

As the many spiritual teachers who advocate 9/11 truth and justice might say, "chop wood, carry 9/11 truth posters".

* This estimate includes people who read the books or view movies without buying them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Post!

People need to realize that the "The Secret" totally ignores the unconscious and is basically a lesson in narcissism. All of the great spiritual teachings (East and West) recognize the need to confront darkness.

4:54 PM  

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