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darkenedanddazzled:

… when people buy bookshelves and put things like pictures, boxes, and bowls in them instead of books…

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DANGIT blakebaggott WHY DO YOU POST THOSE THINGS ON FACEBOOK I NEED TO GO TO SLEEP NOT BE ANGRY

Anonymous asked: Jesus wasn't middle eastern, He was an israelite. read a book.

twinkleofafadingstar:

friend i have some bad news for you.

"In the Middle Ages, when the feudal lords who inhabited the castles, whose towers may still be seen along the Rhine, concluded to enlarge their domains: to increase their power, their prestige, and their wealth, they declared war upon one another. But they themselves did not go to war any more than the modern feudal lords, the barons of Wall Street go to war. The feudal barons of the Middle Ages, the economic predecessors of the capitalists of our day, declared all wars. And their miserable serfs fought all the battles. The poor, ignorant serfs had been taught to revere their masters; to believe that when their masters declared war upon one another, it was their patriotic duty to fall upon one another and to cut one another’s throats for the profit and glory of the lords and barons who held them in contempt. And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose—especially their lives. They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.

And here let me emphasize the fact—and it cannot be repeated too often—that the working class who fight all the battles, the working class who make the supreme sacrifices, the working class who freely shed their blood and furnish the corpses, have never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. It is the ruling class that invariably does both. They alone declare war and they alone make peace."

- Eugene Debs
Speech in Canton, Ohio, 1918
"But who are the hungry, naked, shoeless, needy?"

- An actual comment on Facebook on a St. Basil quote on helping those without material needs.

Lord, have mercy.

wilsondotedu:

wilsondotedu:

90% of the liberal/progressive theology on this website is shitty

I guess the thing is for me, people move past historically held doctrines just ‘cause. (this is coming from someone who denies omnipotence, ex nihilo, and others) If you’re going to part with a majority of Christian history you should have a reason why you’re parting with it, like it poses a moral or logical issue to you. Then you should only part with it if you can provide a legitimate alternative that has potential to work systematically with other complimentary theologies.

I dunno. I’m in the radical/post-liberal camp it seems and liberal theology feels so fragmented and scattered. We can do better.

Two presuppositions need to be discussed here:

- Why does theology have to work ‘systematically’?  If you’re still holding to Process theology, it would be hard to ‘systematize’ something so fluid.

- The very nature of providing a personal ‘moral or logical issue’ and then constructing ‘a legitimate alternative’ logically leads to being ‘fragmented and scattered’ from other people’s constructions because theological construction, in this sense, is individualized.  The underlying subject is ‘you’, and when it is ‘you’ constructing a theology to be in harmony with an ‘us’ or ‘we’, then of course it’s going to be fragmented and scattered, because the very process is fragmented and scattered to begin with.