Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lord of the Flies

In Lord of the Flies a group of boys slaughter a pig in the jungle, they torture it
and place its head on a sharpened steak as an offering to the beast
that hovers god-like over the island.

The black blood drips down the pigs teeth and the boys run away.

Later when one of the boys is alone he weeps, but not for the pig.
The boy weeps for the end of innocence and the darkness of men’s hearts.


Friday, September 03, 2010

Liberation Theology

Glenn Beck recently disparaged President Obama for holding a "Liberation Theology" (see Fox News "Liberation Theology"). Liberation theology is perhaps best known in places where oppression reigns, such as the days of South African apartheid. It is the understanding that Jesus desires nations and people to practice justice and to liberate the oppressed.

i hold to liberation theology in the way Bishop Desmond Tutu, or MLK might. A non-violent form of liberation theology.

Conservative Christians are speaking out against liberation theology. The irony is that most conservatives hold firmly to a liberation theology, exactly as Beck described it. A theology of armed resistance and revolution, which is actually an extreme form of liberation theology.

Most conservatives i know support sending American troops into battle zones for the express purpose of maintaining "freedom" and "liberty" and "justice"!

If you believe that God desires these things and that he sanctions the use of violence in order to maintain and secure them, then you believe in an extreme form of "Liberation Theology".

Which means the majority of Evangelical Christians fall into this camp!

Are conservatives guilty of holding to what they profess to be a "liberal theology"? i believe so!