9-11 is kind of a distraction. I think it’s because America thinks it can “Westernize” or “Democratize” these nations. They wouldn’t know Democracy if it bit them in ass and I don’t think they want any part of it.
For the most part where I’m coming from now is I just don’t buy into the Personal God that answers prayers of sports teams and desperate gamblers or even war-time presidents. I’m not even with the Deists as a fall back.
I will make an admission though that I vaguely entertain Pantheistic ideas. Not to say I have a concrete belief in in Pantheism, but it’s something included in the books and ideas I explore where terms like God and Nature are interchangeable.
Richard Dawkins says that Pantheism is “Sexed Up” Atheism and maybe he has a point to. But at the moment I’m reading Alan Watts stuff just to see what I think about it.