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Penn & Teller - 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

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posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 09:59 PM
I recommend you watch the full 9 mins of this video, then explain what you think.

[edit on 15-9-2007 by Dead9000]

posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 10:07 PM
need to put link to the video,cant watch from here..

nevermind... HERE you go.

posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 10:33 PM

From what I understand, their style of humor is insulting and only propagates a kill-or-be-killed (or in this case, an insult-or-be-insulted) type attitude.

Penn (or is it Teller? Which one talks anyway?) from the video:

Being skeptical is good, but looking at this (this being the attack on the WTC towers) and having your first thoughts be 'this is a hoax staged by the government,' well, that takes a special kind of as*hole.


We should be skeptical of the government, but we shouldn't just make sh*t up.


We hate showing this 9/11 footage - we should never have to see this again - but it is important to nip this bullsh*t paranoid fantasy before it takes root in the national conscience(sic) and Oliver Stone makes a sh*tty movie about it.

And yes, he does indeed say conscience and not conscious!

...Perhaps a froydian slip?

He later goes on to suggest that if you see anyone with a copy of a 9/11 conspiracy book, to quite literally "push them down the stairs!"

Hmmm... Penn seems like quite the attack dog!
Who needs evidence to prove a point when you can just blast the opposition by way of petty name-calling and smearing individuals with titles of insanity?

If one has no leg (evidence) to stand on, one goes for the throat (hostility).

This is a prime example of attempting to get people to 'feel guilty' about questioning authority, to perhaps even instill the belief that one will not be accepted by one's peers if one believes that 9/11 was an inside job.

If one truly wants to prove a point, this is most certainly not the rational (let alone kindly) way to do so. All the people I associate with believe that 9/11 was an inside job, and NONE OF THEM condemn believers of the official story by calling them A-holes, sheep, idiots, or saying that we should push them down the stairs...

Insults and smearing cause division - in the self, in relationships, and in society at large. These kind of 'documentaries' are laughable only because they provide no evidence and address none of the logical points that are brought forth by honest observation and questioning.

I pray for your enlightenment Penn & Teller.
May you see firsthand that everything you sow is exactly what you reap.

And I leave you with a grand quote that would do us all well if we contemplate on it:

"They must find it difficult... Those who have taken authority as truth, rather than the truth as the authority."
--Gerald Massey

posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 11:00 PM
hi ATS'ers, I personally steer clear of 9-11 threads but I wanted to comment on this. I feel that segments like this contribute to a growing prejudice against folks that question the official story. I feel they selected 2 of the most un-credible theorists to interview. One thing I feel may benefit those seeking the truth is to avoid presenting one's theory as conclusive and solid if it isn't. It's a very cold and calus thing to those who's lives were utterly shattered. It's one thing to openly say "I am a truth seeker and I have difficulty believing all of the claims made by the official story." and it's a whole other thing to present your beliefs in the manner those theorists did in which they make un-substanciated accusations involving something that millions are very sensative about. I feel that some of the harder to swallow theories shoundn't be "shouted out for the whole world to hear" if there isn't anything to back it up. Kudos to the real researchers and the men and women who risk reputation and maybe even thier lives in the pursuit of the truth.

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