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Archive for April, 2012

No Revolution W/o Religion via @KtBuddha #occupyChurch

April 30, 2012 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

Isn’t this the way it all to often works?  It’s not faith driven,  but status quo.

Saul Alinsky claimed that he never got anywhere appealing to clergy by the precepts of their faith.

http://killingthebuddha.com/mag/damnation/no-revolution-without-religion/

caught up together in this culture of self-centered greed via @micahBales #OWS #occupychurch

April 30, 2012 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS

Wow.  A truly great statement of faith by one who seeks to #OccupyChurch #occupyTheology #occupyFaith

I believe in the struggle for economic justice and grassroots democracy represented by the Occupy movement. I believe that the corruption of the wealthiest elites must be exposed and challenged. I believe that the poor and middle classes – the 99% – must join together to push for a moral economy. Yet, I also recognize that our problems run far deeper than the personal failings of the economic elite. We are all caught up together in this culture of self-centered greed.

http://lambswar.blogspot.com/2012/04/spirit-of-one-percent.html

Principalities & Powers in #OWS #OccupyChurch via @Micahbales

April 30, 2012 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS

On not demonizing the one percent:

Our fight is not with human beings, but with the dark forces that keep us all enmeshed in a system that develops our most twisted and selfish inclinations

http://lambswar.blogspot.com/2012/04/spirit-of-one-percent.html

Instead,  as Micah discusses,  recognize that “the spirit of the One Percent is alive within all of us”

The Spirit of the 1% by @MicahBales #occupyChurch #OWS

April 30, 2012 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS

treating others as irredeemable objects of frustration - [is] clearly out of line with my Christian faith. Jesus laid down his own life for those who hated and oppressed him, and as a disciple of Jesus Christ, I am called to pray for those who persecute me.At the same time, Jesus stood up against the predatory lenders of his day. He called out the abusive religious elites who lorded their status over others and took advantage of the poor.

http://lambswar.blogspot.com/2012/04/spirit-of-one-percent.html

Fault Lines ( by @AJEnglish ) : History of an occupation #OWS

April 29, 2012 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS

More impressive work from Al Jazeera English. Absolutely kicks the collective butts of American media. This is not surprising. American media is largely heavily filtered by corporate interests.

I particularly love what the guy says at 8:30 in the video. “It’s up to you guys (the political leaders) to show that you’re the legitimate representatives, becuase at the moment, nobody in America sees you as that, but we see you as representatives of big money”