Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Everything You Need To Know About Barack Obama's Theology

When confronted about his bizarre, racist theology on FOX News more than a year ago, Rev. Jeremiah Wright insisted that you couldn't understand the "Black Values System" of Trinity United Church of Christ without understanding black liberation theology. He specifically (and repeatedly) mentioned Professor James Cone, who Rev. Wright credits with systematizing the principles of the theology being used by the church.

Who is Jim Cone? Well, he's a distinguished professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He's also the brilliant theologian who offered this observation:

“Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community. . . . Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”

Sound crazy to you? Me, too, But hey--who are we to judge, right? As Sen. Obama said yesterday, beliefs like this are completely reasonable if you're a black person of a certain age.

I personally believe that stupid is stupid, no matter what your age or skin color, but that's why I'm not a MoveOn.Org member.