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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Why Do We Need God?

People often ask, "Why do we need God? Why isn't it enough to just follow our own hearts, our own conscience and be basically good people?"

To this I now reply it has been the following of our hearts without a care for God that has brought us to this place in time, a living hell for most. Hearts without God are vulnerable to greed and fear and lust for power and fame.

I'm not saying we shouldn't trust our hearts. The heart is essential to living a full and bountiful life. But God has laid out a joyous and beautiful path for us, and so without him our hearts are like a boat sailing at full mast in a great gale with no rudder.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

9/11 Commission Report

I was having a peruse of the official 9/11 Commission Report because that's the kind of thing I like to do in my spare time.

Some information was presented to me about the financing of 9/11. Naturally, I wasn't going to take some nutter conspiracy theorist's word for it. So I went and looked it up for myself. And darned if I didn't come across some inconsistencies.

The page I was originally pointed to was 172:

"To date, the US government has not been able to determine the origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks. Ultimately the question is of little practical significance."

Little practical significance? What the hell. I would think knowing who funded attacks on the World Trade Centre might be somewhat significant.

And so it is, later on page 382:

"Vigorous efforts to track terrorist financing must remain front and center in US counterterrorism efforts. The government has recognized that information about terrorist money helps us to understand their networks, search them out, and disrupt their operations."

So, let me get this straight. Knowing where the money came from to bring down the Twin Towers is of little practical significance, while tracking terrorist financing must remain front and center.

Anyway, reading the official Commission Report is making my brain hurt. Perhaps I better just go watch some TV.