Tuesday, 11 September 2007

The Twin Towers of Science and Religion?

You will know,of course, that beliefs are powerful things. I am puzzled as to how the perpetrators of 911 'believed' their mentors. Clearly a classic case of belief in the meta-physical in the absence of the empirical.

On a more 'down to earth' level I am even more puzzled by their gullibility in respect of their mentors. Imagine the conversation at AQ HQ..."here's the deal lads, and I'm sure you'll understand why I can't do it myself, I'd love to of course, because the meta-physical rewards are something you'd be mad to give up. Nevertheless in the spirit (sic) of self sacrifice I'm going to let YOU have the opportunity instead of me...Now we know that western science is a sack of potatoes and it is inextricably bound up with the decadence of western consumerism, but just for this after-noon I'd like to go along with the laws of physics because these are what will keep the planes in the air and determine the damage you cause. After that, of course you can go back to believing in the meta-physical...so how does that sound? I only wish I was going with you but I've got a cave to re-decorate and a new bed to find..."


  1. Today marks the sixth-year anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on US soil. The faith that motivated the suicide bombers is hard to comprehend. Their acts extremism only contributed to teh notoriety of their religion. Although I believe that most religions deserve respect. The brand of religion that the so-called muhajeden profess is a religion that must be condemned. This type of religion only promotes hate and ignorance.

  2. Another great post RR. I saw Fahrenheit 9/11 for the first time last night and was inspired by a connection between what you said and a thought I'd had to write a post, linking the two - http://gullibility.blogspot.com/2007/09/twin-towers-of-science-and-religion.html

  3. Oops sorry - wrong link. I mean http://theviewfromthepond.blogspot.com/2007/09/september-11th.html

  4. It's hard to fathom what goes through their minds.