Did 9/11 resurrect God from the dead? Will we ever be allowed to think rationally on how we think? Will philosophy (like poetry after Auschwitz) be called barbaric after 9/11? Is photography still an art after those photos that captured "the jumpers"? Will America be remembered as the land of the free? What is to be free?
Questions like this will be circulating in our minds for a while, if we believe to be conscious of our status in the world and tend to react to what we see, hear, and feel. We are shaken by the word "responsibility"; We are shaken even more by the word "doubt".
More questions then immediately follow: What is going on in my mind? What is going on in the mind of all those others? Why do we see different people as aliens? What is "difference"? Can it be quantified? Is it real? Is it diversity? Is it me and you and him? Is it the way we talk? Is it our God? Is it your God?
Then what is God? What is Good? What is evil? Who is the angel if "bin Ladan" is the demon? Do we need good and evil?
Can the answer be found in a book? Or books? Or computers? Can computers ever think? Can we ever think?
Where is the asymmetry coming from? The slave and the lord. The pious and the infidel. The rich and the poor. The wise and the ignorant. The Celebrities and the masses. The Cruise Missiles and the Taliban. The clean and the obscene. The man and the woman. Is there a common ground, that a new order could be built upon?
Is this a dream? Is anything left of this dream?