Dear Dr. T-Ruth:
9/11 changed my world view, painfully. Religion is being used is awful ways. Where does spirituality and “higher power” fit in a world where our humanity and truth are so wounded?
Seeking in Santa Fe
In 2003, Dick Cheney sent out a Christmas card that asked, “And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?” This stamped the imperial project known as the “War on Terror” with the implied imprimatur of Divine Approval and assistance. The subtexts of this stamp of approval were clear: “Might makes right!” and “Those who value fairness, peace, consideration of the rights of others and the rule of international law are unholy chumps and losers.”
However, the person with truly spiritual values understands that Dick Cheney is a “false prophet” while the harsh reality is that the 9/11 attack plotters ushered in our current epoch – an historical moment which could better be described as “demonic”, rather than “Divinely Inspired”. If the Golden Rule and its interfaith variants are the basis for what are commonly understood as good or Divinely Inspired acts, then our government’s behavior continues to evince the diametric opposite: diabolical engagement with our world.
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