Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Will 9/11 Truth Set Us Free?

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

If we "9/11 Truthers" are correct, then people high up in the U.S. military and probably the U.S. government were part of the conspiracy that brought down the WTC Towers on 9/11 and the destruction that occurred at the Pentagon, and killed nearly 3,000 people, and resulted in two wars that has killed (and is killing) thousands of American and allied soldiers, and thousands of Afghani and Iraqi civilians. But such "truth" would be painful to hear and bear. And such truth may never come to light, but remain buried by the same forces that brough 9/11 about. So why tell it?

Because part of being human means that we want to know the truth, however ugly or painful it may be? But why do we want to know the truth? Is it just morbid curiosity, as we witness by the popularity of TV shows like "Jerry Springer", or seeing all the gawkers who slow down, hoping to see mangled human bodies at a traffic accident?

I hope it is more than that. The above quotation is from part of what Jesus told to people, encouraging them to listen and follow his teaching, so that they would be set free. Not free from tyranny by the Romans, which is what his hearers wanted. But freedom from sin: freedom from wanting to be our own gods; from being our own self-centered universes, where each of us thinks he is the most important person in the world. I'm not sure we all want that kind of freedom.

I suspect that if 9/11 Truth will set us free, it will be by realizing that hope is not to be found in politics. Hope is not to be found in reformation of governments. The powers that control nations are, in their very hearts, evil. Even if 9/11 Truth is exposed and changes are made, eventually there will be future 9/11s.

I think that 9/11 Truth can set us free if we realize that it is a witness to our very evil human natures, that must be redeemed and changed. 9/11 Truth will set us free if it makes us look for Someone who will redeem and change us.

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