Just got back from the Y where my choice of reading/viewing fare was a Netflix movie, Robert Reich’s “Inequality For All”. (Don’t know why they didn’t include that link to Netflix on their ad ) This alone was a program making the 7.99 a month monthly price well worth it. Heck, it’s worth it if you have friends, since you should want to encourage your friends to watch it. It’s so well done and un-arguable, it is an IMPORTANT bit of education for our citizenry. I would also argue that it is an important THEOLOGICAL issue as well. It really burns me that this is NOT a bigger topic of church conversations. In most cases, it is the very thing that most churches AVOID since the right wing has decided that this conversation “incites class warfare”.
Archive for the ‘OWS’
Still looking for comments from my theological friends on my Net Freedom & Church blog post at http://ow.ly/tRaf3
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 http://wp.theoblogical.org/?p=23272 and offer your thoughts.
“Where are or where should we theologians be?” http://theologysalon.org/ 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
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”