Hodjanernes Blog

28 juli 2011

Venstreorienteret teolog skyder skylden for Oslo-massakren på kristendommen og højrefløjen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, a senior fellow at the left-wing Center for American Progress and a board member for Faith in Public Life (a progressive, religious organization), believes that Christianity — and right-leaning political beliefs — are responsible for the tragic Oslo rampage.

In a Washington Post opinion piece entitled, “When Christianity Becomes Lethal,” Thistlethwaite lectures readers about the perils of “extreme Christianity” and the failure of believers to see the connections between their beliefs and associated violence.

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Before continuing, it would probably be worth noting that Thistlethwaite is the former president of Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) and a preacher ordained through the United Church of Christ (UCC). The infamous Rev. Jeremiah Wright has also taught at CTS and is, of course, ordained by UCC as well.

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She goes on to explain that Christians are all-too-reluctant to see the connections between their faith and extreme violence.

I believe that certain theological constructions of Christianity “tempt” individuals and groups to violence; combined with right-wing political ideologies, these views can give a divine justification to the use of lethal force…

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One wonders why it is virtually impossible for individuals to list a multitude of radical Christian murderers who have acted similarly? If these values are so widespread in Christianity, where are all of the other Breiviks?

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Denny Burk, a Bible professor at Boyce College and a blogger, differentiates between “cultural” and “religious” Christianity, debunking the notion that Breivik is the latter (Thistlethwaite’s theories are built on the premise that he is, indeed, a religious Christian).

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3 kommentarer »

  1. Hvad andet kunne man forvente

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    Kommentar af Charles Nielsen — 28 juli 2011 @ 21:28

  2. Jesper Langballe var efter den norske terror hurtigt ude med en befriende kommentar. “Kloakrotterne stikker hovedet frem for at drage nytte af denne tragedie”. Dermed satte han en standard ytringsfriheden. Mig bekendt har der ikke på noget tidspunkt været opfordringer på disse blogs om at udøve vold (de ville formentlig også blive sorteret fra), men vi udnytter vor frihed til at ytre os ved til tider at anvende gloser og vendinger, som åbenbart er for stærk tobak for den fløj af folketinget, som ellers ikke tidligere har været for karrige i deres valg af voldelige venner. Lad os fortsætte med det. Keep it up Falkeøje.

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    Kommentar af EH — 28 juli 2011 @ 23:40

  3. Næh, men kig på Breiviks fascination af Lars v Triers Dogville – og så hans kaffeforbrug!

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    Kommentar af L.johs — 30 juli 2011 @ 14:13


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