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I’ve suggested #OccupyFCC @OccupyTheology

March 06, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Media, Occupy Theology

And what has this to do with Church?  It is CONNECTED in the same way that the Occupy Movement has created a space in which the Church should be and NEEDS to be present.  The issue of Net Neutrality and protecting it from the hegemony of the monied interests.  If we do not,  the Church itself will find its communication efforts severely curtailed and its opportunities for ANY kind of presence in the communication media SEVERELY hampered.  If big money is allowed to further restrict the priveleges and bandwidth of the “non-big money” players,  then we will be prisoners once again,  This is beyond and WORSE than people imagined when they questioned the wisdom of allowing ANY commercialization of the Internet.  I hope we know better now.  “Commercialization” is inevitable aided (aka “restricted”) by the control exercised by the power of mega dollars,  just as it does in the political arena.  The hegemony of the 1% is thoroughly represented in the telecommunications industry by the proposed Comcast “Borging” of Time Warner;  the merger of the two biggest behemoths that will create an even more powerful,  inflexible,  ominous power “Mother Ship”.

The FCC needs to be called to account.  Ostensibly,  the FCC is the “protector” of the people’s interest against undue monied interests in the Telecommunications industry. We see now how that has worked out.  The head of the FCC, Tom Wheeler,  was appointed by Obama directly out of his lobbying for the Telecomm companies.  Nice help, Mr. Obama.  Sold out.  We need to highlight this and say NO NO NO.  It’s ridiculous.

Still looking for comments from my theological friends on my Net Freedom & Church blog post at

February 21, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS

The only things that have shown up in my comments are the social media pointers I have put out asking my theological friends to comment.  It’s not that this is THE most important issue on the world. It’s not.  Their are wars, killings, severe oppression,  economic hegemony of the extremely wealthy,  etc.  But this IS a vastly influential and consequential issue.  And if there is any value to Net Freedom (which I definitely think there is),  is there not a theological case to be made (I think there is).  It IS a justice issue.  It is yet another case of the rich and powerful rigging the system to maximize their profits at the expense of the good of the non-rich and powerful.  It IS the right of everyone on the earth to have the opportunities to participate,  and the most crucial aspect of that is that this is an avenue where people can tell their stories.  The world needs to know a lot of these stories.  Our communities of interest WANT to know our particular stories.  The collaborative energies generated by finding people who respond and support our stories are marvelous and miraculous energies.  It goes all the way to the level of the principle idea of the gifts of the body of Christ.  The church exists as an incubator to call forth and cultivate those gifts that result in needs being addressed.  So the issue of Net Freedom is a theological issue in that all of us have contributions to make,  and the Net has proven to be a powerful source of extending the stories of groups and individuals in order to widen the reach of the benefits of those who are about the task of living their calling.

Please go to my previous post at and offer your thoughts.

Dr. Joerg Reiger on Occupy Religion

February 10, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

The Theology Salon | Theology, Now.

February 01, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS

“Where are or where should we theologians be?”  Read about this inOccupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude by Joerg Rieger and Kwok Pulan

Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude Religion in the Modern World eBook: Joerg Rieger, Kwok Pui-lan: Kindle Store

January 15, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Media, Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude Religion in the Modern World

Just downloaded the Sample,  and probably after that ,  the Kindle of the book.  Hope I can contact this guy and do a Hangout,  as well as with @nathanairplane (Nathan Schneider) of ”
Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse”