"It's A Spiritual Calling"
A New direction for 9/11 Truth
I am inspired today by Pastor John Shuck, minister of a church in Beaverton, Oregon. He posted this about his own awakening around 9/11, thanks to articulate theologian David Ray Griffin.
A nasty controversy ensued when Griffin had the temerity to combine radical Christian social justice teachings with the truth about the 9/11 attacks. I mean, you know a book is great when two editors are fired, and a big church publisher chickens out and "apologizes" for what was probably their greatest publication. It was a clear case of fear triumphing over love of the truth.
Pastor Shuck is doing local activism, and is showing the AE 9/11 Truth film tomorrow, at his Church. If you are out there, please go. And yes, of course, his blog is titled "Shuck and Jive." What else?
Here in NYC, a fellow spiritual truther and I recently reached out and picked up the great David Ray Griffin's radical, mind-blowing book, Christian Faith and the Truth about 9/11.
Going forward, all people of faith, of all faiths should know this: There is fertile soil here, when we prayerfully and mindfully take up the causes of anti-racism, the over-coming of Islamophobia, and combine these holistically with the truth-telling about 9/11. When we do so, it's a certain kind of consciousness, respectful of how God is in history, and how prophets can see patterns. Truth-telling is a spiritual calling.
My friend Henry and I, as a caucus inside Truth Action Project, NYC, recently put together this flyer. We distributed it outside the awesome "Revolutionary Love" conference at Middle Collegiate Church, a few weeks ago. Check it out:
In the Name of Christ:
A Call to the Truth
"Don't be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.”
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”
Ephesians IV -25
Peace Be With You!
Shalom, and Salam.
One of the greatest ways to struggle against racism and Islamophobia is to resist the official blaming of 9/11/01 on Muslim terrorists. That’s propaganda, and it’s unproven. Look at the facts, as you deepen your spiritual courage, and love of God, and you begin to see things anew.
We are a caucus of the local NYC Truth Action Project (TAP). We are advocating for the truth about 9/11, as a part of the call to establish a new Way based on God’s mercy and justice.
We are in the Sprit of the radical, non-violent, liberating Jesus Christ. We hear the call to be prophetic, to be humble, and to do the work.
All faith traditions agree that the path of truth and justice is the path of God. We at the Truth Action Project have dedicated ourselves to making known the truth about the events of September 11, 2001. We acknowledge that this is controversial stuff. But we are praying for you today to take another look at what happened on 9/11. We can hardly be victorious in our efforts towards truth and justice by closing our eyes to the truth of this world-historic event.
What Does Jesus Have to Do With It?
Jesus was all about confronting racism, empire, and hate. Just look at the story of how he reached out to Samaritans, tax-collectors, soldiers, and prostitutes. He dissolved social taboos and talked about a Kingdom to come, beyond the demonic rule of Roman oppression.
One of our inspirations today is theologian David Ray Griffin. “If you are open to the grace of honest inquiry and the risk of following the historical Jesus in confronting the evils of empire, this rigorously argued book is a MUST READ," said a former CIA analyst-turned Christian progressive, regarding Griffin’s Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11. Griffin insists that the argument that the Bush administration carried out the attacks remains “unrefuted.” Citing the media’s failure to educate the public, Griffin writes that “there is, however, another means through which this information could be conveyed—through the churches.”
2016 was the year that “changed everything” about 9/11. After 13 years of White House censorship, the “28 Pages” were released, the “Secret Documents” of the 9/11 Congressional Joint Inquiry. There was mainstream media coverage of these documents, on 60 Minutes, New York Times and CNN, and the attention lead directly to the unanimous passage of “JASTA,” a new law that allows 9/11 victim’s family members to file suit against any country responsible for 9/11, including the major US ally, Saudi Arabia.
Any student of history can read it plainly: the 28 Pages revealed how Saudi Royals, such as Bush-ally Prince Bandar, were intimately involved in funding the 9/11 attacks. The money trail here is a smoking gun. The 9/11 attack was created by the US “Deep State” - which is a noxious mix of CIA, Bush era Neo-Cons, Zionists, Pentagon, and private military contractors. Saudis and Mossad played a role, as client states of the US War Machine.
Our first clue should be the coddling of the “19 hijackers” before 9/11, as revealed by the “28 Pages” and the books of US Senator Bob Graham. The other smoking gun is the collapse of World Trade Center 7, at 5:21 PM that day, it was not even hit by a plane, but it was the local CIA and DOD headquarters. Of course, there are many other anomalies as well, such as how the Pentagon could have been struck an hour after WTC 1, Anthrax, or the “dancing Israelis” in New Jersey, documented in a recent FBI report.
More About Us:
The 9/11 Truth Action Project includes several thousand scholars and academics, pilots and firefighters, lawyers, artists and entertainers, and many citizens from all walks of life. We have come together to oppose the lies of this empire. We stand with over 2,800 architects and engineers whose scientific analysis of the the destruction of the World Trade Center tells us that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition. With these 2,800 architects and engineers, we claim that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is lying when they state that the 47 story, steel framed World Trade Center #7 was reduced to rubble in less than 7 seconds by office fires. We urge you to study the facts presented by our colleagues at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, in one of their professional online videos.
Truth and justice will only come to be if we unflinchingly face and speak the truth, no matter how difficult. We urge the participants in all Christian Churches, to study and come to know the truth about the events of 9/11 and join us in this effort.
Our TAP group meets monthly at the 15th Street Friends Meeting House, the old Quaker building, at East 15th Street and Rutherford Place. Next meeting: 6/15/17 at 7 PM
April 30, 2017
By Sander Hicks and Henry Platsky
Working with NYC 9/11 Truth Action Project
Pray for Peace. Work for Justice.