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David Ray Griffin

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David Ray Griffin

Theologian, Professor, Author,  9/11 Truth Activist (1939-  )

There are literally dozens of problems in the official account of 9/11 sufficiently serious to show the official story to be false. But the clearest proof is provided by the video of the World Trade Center building # 7 coming straight down in absolute free fall.

And yet, even though this proof has existed in plain sight for all these years, the fact that 9/11 was an inside job, and hence a State Crime Against Democracy, has remained a hidden fact.


Additional Quote by David Ray Griffin

We refuse to let our knowledge, however limited, be informed by your ignorance, however vast.



David Ray Griffin’s life journey has lead him to pursue the knowledge of theology, to reconcile the pervasive divide between science and religion, and to uncover the truth about the complicity of the US government in the 9/11 attacks. For many years, Dr. Griffin dedicated himself to studying and presenting, in widely read essays, speeches, and books, the role of religion in modern life, including the commonalities between religion and science. Following the September attacks on New York and Washington, he began researching the reasons for and the consequences of this single event, believing it is his responsibility as a theologian to publicly divulge his findings.   

Growing up in a small town in Oregon, David Ray Griffin was an active participant in the Disciples of Christ Church which led to his decision to become a minister. After obtaining his master’s degree in counseling from the University of Oregon in 1963, Griffin went on to study philosophical theology and consequently attended the Claremont Graduate University in California, where, in 1968, he was awarded a Ph.D in Philosophy of Religion and Theology. At Claremont, Griffin became interested in process theology, in particular the ideas of Alfred North Whitehead, which he argues provides a sound basis for addressing contemporary social and ecological issues. 

In 1973, he, along with theologian James Cobb, established the Center for Process Studies at the Claremont School of Theology and remains as one of its co-directors. For more than three decades, he was a professor of religion and theology at Claremont. He is a prolific writer and editor of books on spiritual and theological issues.   

In addition to his theological and philosophical writings, Griffin focuses on political and social issues. He has stated that “the task of a theologian is to look at the world from what we would imagine the divine perspective, one that would care about the good of the whole and would love all the parts.” In several books, the most well-known being The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11, Griffin examines in detail the inconsistencies, contradictions, and coincidences surrounding the New York attacks, concluding that the Bush Administration was complicit in the deadly events. If 9/11 “was brought about by forces within our own government,” Griffin says, “[and thus] is antithetical to the general good, it is the responsibility of a theologian and public intellectual to probe and explore the issue.” “He comes to his controversial conclusions with lucidity and calm,” states Reyhan Harmanci of the San Francisco Chronicle. Catholic New Times critic Rosemary Radford Ruether notes that Griffin avoids “inflammatory rhetoric” and bases his opinion “not on any one conclusive piece of evidence, but the sheer accumulation of all of the data.”   

Because of his work regarding 9/11, David Ray Griffin and the 9/11 Truth Movement were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 and 2009. To support the nomination, Norwegian professors with 9/11 Truth Norway wrote: David Ray Griffin and the 9/11 Truth Movement have presented convincing evidence showing that this 'war elite' carried out these attacks to establish a new enemy after the Cold War, and to start wars in line with their economic and political interests. We believe the most important contribution to peace in the 21st century is the disclosure of these elite political games and the removal of the false reasons for its aggressive wars. This Griffin and the 9/11 Truth Movement have done in an excellent way. If the attack on 11 September was a U.S. 'false flag operation' to justify wars in the Middle East, the disclosure of that fact should be honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. We therefore nominate David Ray Griffin and the 9/11 Truth Movement to share the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008.   

A courageous and true statesman, David Ray Griffin has dedicated his life to exploring the truth, in theology and philosophy and in society. “Most of my work” he explains, “is on issues that I think are of central importance in a worldview capable of sustaining a sense of the meaning and importance of life, and an ethical stance adequate to the needs of the present and future situation of the world.”



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