David Griffin Obituary, Death – David Ray Griffin served as a professor at the Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University from 1973 until 2004. His areas of expertise included philosophy of religion and theology. In 1973, he was one of the co-founders of the Center for Process Studies along with his senior, Dr. John Cobb Jr. Griffin has said 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,” and that this is the “task of a theologian.”
Not only was David an eminent theologian and one of the two most well-known living scholars of Alfred North Whitehead’s process theology (the other being John Cobb), but he also accomplished the following: His works covered a wide range of topics, including postmodernism, theodicy (the defense of God against evil), primordial truth, panentheism, scientific naturalism, parapsychology, Buddhist thought, and the interaction of the mind and body.
Around the time that he was getting ready to retire in 2004, he was approached by a few people who admired his candor and pointed to evidence that the events of September 11 were highly suspicious. David initially believed that the events of September 11 were merely blowback from the way the United States had treated the Middle East. However, after conducting further research on the topic, he came to the conclusion that there was, in fact, a very serious likelihood that the United States had fabricated the events of September 11 as a false flag operation in order to manufacture consent to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq for their oil.
This injustice fueled his motivation to conduct in-depth research on 9/11 and then write a dozen scholarly books on the subject. These books, which were not acknowledged in the media but which engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with the purveyors of the official 9/11 narrative, engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with the purveyors of the official 9/11 narrative, who continually adapted their story to cover up the flaws that David tracked and revealed as their tattered
Published in March 2004 by his highly regarded Interlink press, “The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11” was the first and most well-known of these books. It was titled “Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11.” This best-seller was followed in 2005 by a devastating takedown of the Bush Administration’s whitewash Commission titled The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, which exposed 115 problems in “the 571-page lie.” The book was titled “The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.”
As a result of David’s early efforts following the 9/11 attacks, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in both 2008 and 2009, and on September 24, 2009, the New Statesman included him in their list of “The 50 People Who Matter Today.” Publishers Weekly named The New Pearl Harbour Revisited, David’s seventh book about 9/11, one of only 51 books to receive the “pick of the week” award in 2008. This honor was given out in November of 2008.