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It’s been 10 years since 9/11

11 Sep

I know some of you may not like my thoughts on this situation, but they are mine and it needs to be explained.

As America morns the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attacks. Has really anything good have come out of this? The war started when I just beginning my senior year in high school and now I am 27 years old graduated from college and married for 2.5 years. What did we get out of this? Two wars bleeding the US economy and her people. With the death of Osama Bin Laden a few months back. I don’t see any slowing down on the war on terrorism nor any goals in sight.

9/11 lead me into fear and to hatred. This was the reason why I became an Republican. I wanted revenge and if launching invasions to prevent another US attack is needed. What did we create? We created more suffering and more enemies. Yep, Yoda was right.

There is an estimated 73,530 – 1,173,600 casualties since 9/11 (Civilian, military, and insurgents). Was those numbers worth it to avenge the 3,000 who died on 9/11?

Serj Tankian sums it up in this video of these glorious ten years.

What was the other result on 9/11? Without 9/11 we won’t have Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and many more “New Atheists” being much open about the dangers of faith.  I can surely see the dangers of faith on 9/11. 19 hijackers believer they are following Allah’s will to kill the infidels.  Their faith is as strong as the Christians who believe their god saved the survivors of 9/11 and help lead to the deaths of Osama Bin Laden and the like.

“Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where’s the harm? September 11th changed all that. Revealed faith is not harmless nonsense, it can be lethally dangerous nonsense. Dangerous because it gives people unshakeable confidence in their own righteousness. Dangerous because it gives them false courage to kill themselves, which automatically removes normal barriers to killing others. Dangerous because it teaches enmity to others labelled only by a difference of inherited tradition. And dangerous because we have all bought into into a weird respect, which uniquely protects religion from normal criticism. Let’s now stop being so damned respectful!” — Richard Dawkins

Another great video about this:

Also remember the victims of this horrible event. 3,000 people died on one day due to faith and ideology.

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4 Comments

Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Current Events, Ethics & Morality, Religion

 

4 responses to “It’s been 10 years since 9/11

  1. Joshua C. Kelley

    September 11, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Yes, many died due to an ideology, just like multiple millions died due to Marx’s ideology as applied by Stalin.

     
    • bab5crusade

      September 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM

      The main difference between al Qaeda and Stalin’s communism is that al Qaeda’s ideology required faith in their god to even launch attack like on 9/11. Stalin’s ideology did not have faith and you never seen Soviets yell “Praise Stalin” as they conduct a suicide truck bomb at an Nazi check point in Poland.

       
      • Joshua C. Kelley

        September 12, 2011 at 10:38 PM

        Yes, another difference is that Stalin spoke Russian and al Qaeda spoke Arabic. Both those differences are irrelevant. When people believe something, anything deeply enough, they will be willing to die for it, and perhaps kill for it. That fact is irrelevant to whether or not said belief is true.

         
  2. bab5crusade

    September 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Josh, your missing one thing. Stalin is a dictator just like Gadafi. Stalin unlike Trotsky never wanted to go out and create revolutions all over the globe. Stalin loved his power. His supporters fight for Stalin over one thing: FEAR. This is what makes Osama Bin Laden and Stalin different. Osama viewed him self as an cleric spreading the message of killing the infidels. His messages of glory to god and going to heaven created faith for his followers. How did Stalin get his supporters to fight the Capitalists or Nazis? By using fear on his men by threatening death or the idea of making Stalin mad. DO you really ant to make Stalin mad at you?

     

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