Wednesday, February 04, 2009

An open letter to everyone who seeks the truth of what happened on September 11, 2001

I've been obsessing over 9-11 and the truth of what really happened for a good week. I've been a "truther" for some time now and I think we must seize the opportunity of Obama's presidency to push for a new, legitimate investigation.

In a search for information about the molten metal at ground zero, which flowed "like lava, like a steel foundry" according to a group of NY's finest (firefighters) (I think they are credible witnesses, I'm gonna take their word for it) I clicked on a youtube video which showed scenes of ground zero and the clean up, and the raw horror struck me, because crews were using picks and hoes to recover body parts out of the muck, which were given the utmost respect and care and then I was struck with what its really all about.

Why it is so important, what really happened.

Well, clearly its for the people who died, in the collapse, in the planes, the ground zero rescue workers foolishly exposed to toxic air, who have died and are rapidly dying(hang in there and fight for truth!), and for the thousands who have died subsequently in a terrible war on terror, the Troops, how many people in Iraq and Afghanistan?, and the families of those stupidly killed and maimed. How can I, given a simple amount of information about what happened that day and has happened since, using that day as justification, sit still and not demand the truth. These dead demand the truth and of course, justice. And those of us with a brain and a conscience will fight the good fight.

After viewing a History Channel production, which largely recycled the Popular Mechanics version of what happened to refute the truthers, David Ray Griffin/Stephen Jones/Scholars/ArchitectsandEngineers/Patriots/common folk/etc, etc "version" (more on this later) which did not address the issue of the molten metal nor the issue of why the debris was so tightly controlled and rapidly disposed of, and certainly not preserved for study and inquiry, why the 9-11 commission was reluctantly allowed and tightly controlled by Bush insiders, culminating with the (p)resident testifying before the 9-11 Commission on the conditions he specified (no oath, no recording and with Cheney, give me a fucking break) and in light of the NIST report on building 7 which fudged the numbers to make their model work...these are just points that I can think of right now, there's a vast amount of credible information which suggests Bush had something to do with it. yeah, I said it. What more evidence do you need than someone who is reluctant to the idea of open, honest investigation, does not provide/withholds information from the investigating body, controls the areas of investigation (Philip Zelikow), does not adequately fund...I mean, am I seeing things or is this not how Bush dealt with the 9-11 Commission? What was he trying to hide? probably the truth.

I'm trying to be objective but the rebuttals in the form of the History Channel and Popular Mechanics and Michael Lehrer of Skeptic, only hurt their argument. They argue that "conspiracy theorists" pick facts to fit a predetermined conclusion when that is what they do. The truth movement is really about the truth. The whole truth and nothing but the truth so that justice can be served. The truth movement is as large as it is already not because millions of people need to attach a grandiose scheme to a unimaginable event, but because the preponderance of evidence suggests we're being lied to. I don't know all the answers, I just know Bush covered a lot of them up, and you know it too, the 9-11 Commission knows it, the Families of 9-11 victims know it, and the truth movement knows it.

I saw the NOVA program called the Spy Factory or something. It was about the NSA and the fact that they monitor all our electronic communications for possible terrorist activity. (Hi NSA! I'm not a terrorist. I love America and I want the truth!) The NSA knew about Al Qaeda and specific people who were granted visas (under Clinton Administration State Dept.) who ended up being 9-11 hijackers because of some rule or law that prevented the NSA from sharing the information on those individuals with the FBI. At the end one guy said something to the effect that we are safe now, and we would have been safe on 9-11 were it not for some stupid mistakes and the NSA probably doesn't need to be listening in on all of our communications after all. I'll take them at their word. They didn't say anything about what that law was that prevented information sharing from the NSA to the FBI. How did that come about? Who made that law?

I'm just sayin'...

We shall overcome!


Armageddon Thru To You said...

Armageddon Thru To You

If you've been wondering why it seems like the world around us is unraveling, it's because the last days as foretold in the bible are now upon us. Just as it was 2000 years ago, many were unable to discern the signs of Jesus Christ's first coming (Mat 16:3), as will many concerning his second coming, which will occur very soon. Yes many have proclaimed a similar sentiment many times in the past, but their errors have no bearing on today other than to lull you into spiritual apathy, and that too was prophesied to occur in the last days.

If you're not a believer in Jesus Christ because you're an atheist, consider that the underlying impetus for your disbelief is most likely borne of pride and here's why:

When we die, if you as an atheist were right, then there is no upside or downside for anyone regarding the afterlife. We will all simply cease to exist

However if we Christians were right about our belief in the afterlife, then we will be given eternal life and you as an atheist will receive eternal damnation

Given the choices, the position held by an atheist is a fools bet any way you look at it because the atheist has everything to lose and nothing to gain. It is tantamount to accepting a “heads I win, tails you lose” coin toss proposition from someone. And that someone by the way is Satan (see Ephesians 6:12).

The only way to explain the attitude held by an atheist is pride, pure and simple. The intellectually dishonest and/or tortured reasoning used by atheists to try and disprove the existence of God is nothing more than attempts to posture themselves as superior (a symptom of pride). And as anyone who has read their bible knows, this is precisely the character flaw that befell Lucifer, God's formerly most high angel. (Isaiah 14:12-15). Is it any wonder then why the bible is so replete with references to pride as the cause of mankind's downfall?

Pride permeates our lives and burdens us in ways that most of us seldom recognize. Ironically, pride is the one thing that can blind someone to things even the unsighted can see. And sadly pride will blind many with an otherwise good heart, to accepting the offer of eternal salvation that Christ bought and paid for with his life.

In any event, if you're an atheist, I wish you only the best for every day of the rest of your life because for you, this life is as close to heaven as you'll ever get, but for believers in Christ, this life is as close to hell as we'll ever get.

If you're not a believer and follower of Jesus Christ because you are of another faith, please take the time to very carefully compare your faith to Christianity and ask yourself, why is the bible the only religious book with both hundreds of proven prophecies already fulfilled as well as those being fulfilled today? No other religion can claim anything remotely close to this fact. Many Christians who are serious students of bible prophecy are already aware of the role and significance of bible prophecy in foretelling end time events. God gave us prophecy as evidence of his divine holiness to know the begining from the end (Isa 46:10). God also believed prophecy to be so important that to those willing to read the most prophetic book in the bible, the Book of Revelation, he promised a special blessing (see Rev 1:3), and this is the only book in the bible that God gives its reader a special blessing for reading. Something to think about.

Don't risk losing Christ's offer of eternal life by not accepting him as your savior and by thinking that the bible is nothing more than a compilation of unrelated and scattered stories about people who lived 2,000 plus years ago. If you take the time to study (not just read) the bible, you will literally be shocked to learn things you would have never imagined would be revealed in it. Did you know that like parables, God also uses particular months and days in the Jewish calendar, Jewish Feasts and customs, solar and lunar phases, celestial alignments, gematria (Hebrew numerology) early bible events and more as patterns and models to foretell future events?

Consider the following interesting facts about the bible that testify to its God-inspired authorship:

Did you know that in Gen 12:2, God said he would bless Israel?. How else can you explain the grossly disproportionate level of success achieved by Jewish people as a tiny minority in the world, especially after all they have gone through? And how can you explain the success achieved by the tiny nation of Israel, surrounded by enemies outnumbering them 100 to 1 and yet still they remain victorious in all their wars?

Did you know that as evidence to indicate that Israel is the epicenter of the world from God's point of view is the fact that languages to the west of Israel are written and read from left to right as if pointing to Israel, and languages from countries to the east of Israel are written and read from right to left, again as though pointing to Israel. Just a coincidence, you say? I think not.

Did you know that the six days of creation and seventh day of rest in Genesis is a model for the six thousand years of this age (ending very soon), that is to be followed by a 1,000 year millennial reign by Christ (see 2 Peter 3:8)? Adam was born sometime prior to 4000 B.C., therefore our 6000 years are almost up.

Did you kow that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is hidden in the meaning of the Hebrew names listed in the genealogy of the book of Genesis (Research it online)? To deny this was God-inspired, one has to instead believe that a group of Jewish rabbis conspired to hide the Christian Gospel right inside a genealogy of their venerated Torah, which is not a very plausible explanation.

Did you know that solar eclipses, which the bible describes as the sun being black as sackcloth, and lunar eclipses, which the bible refers to as blood red moons, have prophetic meaning? Research it online. God showed Adam (and us) his plan for man's redemption through the use of celestial alignments. (research Mazzaroth online)

Did you know that much of the symbolism in the book of revelation refers to planetary alignments that will occur when certain events occur as prophesied? These planetary alignments also explained the birth of Christ, just search out The Bethlehem Star movie on the Internet.

Did you know that the references in Eze 39:4-17 and Rev 19:17-21 in the battle of Gog/Magog and Armageddon respectively, in which birds of prey will eat the flesh of the dead in battle from two enormous wars is based on fact? The largest bird migration in the world consisting of bilions of birds (34 species of raptors and various carrion birds) from several continents converge and fly over Israel every spring and fall. Coincidence? I think not.

Did you know that Hebrew numerology, also known as Gematria, and the numbers with biblical and prophetic significance are hidden in the Star of David? Google the video called "Seal of Jesus Christ"

Did you know that the seven Churches mentioned at the beginning of the Book of Revelation describe the seven stages the Church will go through?

There are literally hundreds of hidden messages in the bible like these that testify to the fact that the bible was God inspired, and statistically speaking, are all exponentially beyond the likelihood of any coincidence. You can find them yourselves if you only take the time to look into it. Remember Proverbs 25:2 "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings".

And finally, if you are Catholic, or one who subscribes to the emergent Church or seeker-friendly Church movement, please compare the doctrine taught, advocated or accepted by your Church, with the actual bible, notwithstanding some new-age version of the bible. And remember that although the bible is often referred to as the living bible, the word "living" was never intended to imply in any way that the bible "evolves" over time to meet, or be consistent with, the standards of man. It's just the opposite.

Well, am I getting through to you? If not, the answer might be explained in the response given by Jesus Christ in his Olivet discourse when he was asked by his disciples why he spoke the way he did (in parables, etc.) in the book of Matthew 13:10-16. What Jesus said could have easily been paraphrased more clearly as "so that the damned won't get it". Why did Christ respond the way he did when asked why he spoke this way? Is there something about pride (the bible says there is) that closes one's heart to seeing or hearing the messages supernaturally hidden in bible parables, models, typologies, and similes, etc.? That should give you something to think about, but don't take too long. Time is now very short.

If it sometimes seems like there are powers at work behind the powers we know, remember what it says in Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." If you study the bible, it will become clearer.

And by the way, if you are a scoffer, this too was prophesied to occur in the last days. See 2 Peter 3:3.

Thank you and God Bless you!

tkn said...

Thanks for the comment. That's a lot to try to read through and totally misses the point of my original post but whatever...

Yeah, I'm not an atheist. I'm an agnostic christian rastafarian, as well as a free thinker. No difference to you I imagine.

But as this is my blog, I'll allow your exceedingly long comment and respond to a few things.

First of all, I don't follow everything the Bible says, because I don't need to. I know I can live a good life and not worry about what happens when we die because the fact is, objectively speaking, we live on when we die through our impressions on other people. We individually shape, or conform to the society in which we live and I simply choose to follow Christ by caring about the poor, fighting against pharisees, fighting for justice and spreading love. Thats it in a nutshell. The rest of it doesn't matter because when it comes down to it, it doesn't really matter.

I was struck by your comment that life on earth is the closest thing to hell for believers. That's pathetic. What a waste of your life. You could contribute to the creation of heaven on earth by simply loving one another and caring for the poor, but instead you wallow in the filth of pride're not God and considering the number of human edits the Bible has undergone its preposterous to continue to cling to every word contained in that very important document.

You don't have any real answers for making life better now for more people. Your beliefs about Israel/Palestine don't help bring peace to the innocents there.

I totally agree with Ephesians 6:12 though. And I would suggest to you its better not to try to rule people spiritually. Don't tell people what to believe. People are good and we all have a conscience, we are capable of Christ-like greatness if we simply follow his example of loving everyone, including our enemies.

Nina said...

Did you know you can read anything into a grouping of words?