Rev. Wright’s Black Liberation Theology

Here’s as interesting article from The Asia Times, about the type of doctrine Barack Obama’s church follows; a doctrine that is described as, at best, “a radically different kind of Christianity than most Americans acknowledge; at worst it is an ethnocentric heresy”. Reverend Jeremiah Wright, appearing on Hannity and Colmes, asserted the authority of two Black Liberation Theology “scholars”, James Cone and Dwight Hopkins:

Wright: How many of Cone’s books have you read? How many of Cone’s book have you read?

Sean Hannity: Reverend, Reverend?

(crosstalk)

Wright: How many books of Cone’s have you head?

Hannity: I’m going to ask you this question …

Wright: How many books of Dwight Hopkins have you read?

Hannity: You’re very angry and defensive. I’m just trying to ask a question here.

Wright: You haven’t answered – you haven’t answered my question.

Hopkins is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School; Cone is a professor at New York’s Union Theological Seminary. They’re both purveyors of a “black power” reading of Christianity. Wright apparently thought that by throwing out those names, with their credentials, his church’s radical doctrine would somehow become more palatable to the mainstream.

Here is an example of what Cone teaches:

“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”.

Does Obama actually believe this nonsense? Or did he, (as I’m starting to suspect) just pretend to believe it because he needed this large and politically active church as a political stepping stone?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Here’s the H & C’s clip of Hannity interviewing Reverend Wright, last year:

See also:

Gateway Pundit: The difference between a Democratic and Republican preacher scandal.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s supposed to be cold and rainy all day, here, making for a damp and probably miserable parade experience.

Maybe this is God’s way of punishing us for engaging in too much revelry during Holy Week, which is meant to be a solemn lead in to Easter. Many Cities across the country have decided to hold their parades early to avoid a conflict. Kansas City is holding the parade on March 17, just like it always does.

The last time St. Patrick’s Day fell during Holy week was 1940, and it’s not scheduled to happen again until 2160.

St. Paddy’s Day Fun links:

See how much you know about Irish culture and history and take the St. Patrick’s Day quiz.

Here’s some St. Patrick’s Day fast facts: Beyond the Blarney.

This is heartwarming:

Marines Steal The Show At St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast:

JACK HART: There was a young soldier named Walter O’Haire, and he was killed in action last year. He’s a South Boston kid. His mother’s Maureen O’Haire. What Maureen O’Haire did is she took the money that she got from the government for her son’s death and she contacted the platoon of Marines that her son served with and she paid their way to come here all the way up from North Carolina also I think we owe these gentlemen a tremendous round of applause.

THYS: The applause was so long that that the sergeant leading the Marines shook his head in wonder. All 22 Marines left early to march in the Saint Patrick’s Day parade that Walter O’Haire had watched from one street corner every year. Last year, he left Camp Lejeune without permission and drove all night to be in South Boston for the parade. His mother, reached on her cell phone afterwards, sounded proud that she had been able to bring his buddies to Boston to march in memory of their friend.

John McCain is spending St. Patrick’s Day in Iraq.

UPDATE:

Here’s video of some soggy Irish dancers in the parade.