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  •  No But I DO understand Liberation Theology (2+ / 0-)
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    anna shane, Emmy

    ...Prosperity Theology is one of the most waylaid theologies there is. lol. How does that square with the 1700 mentions about poverty where the scriptures saying otherwise? It is easy to corrupt the scriptures and pretend everything else in the world is a sin, while wallowing in greed is just fine.  In fact it is greed that causes so much destruction in the world.  Prosperity Theology is already corrupted simply because it embraces greed.  

    Jerry Falwell embraced Liberation Theology ~ and then corrupted it into the same stalls of the money changers that enraged Jesus so much.  It was simply an affront to Jesus to allow his kind of greed to exist in God's house.  It had little to do with the location of this greed, it showed an approval for greed to continue outside of the Temple when greed creates so much pain.  

    Still I am a follower of Libneration Theology and cannot stomach this sick version of theology called"Prosperity Theology".  The purest form of Liberation Theology (based directly on the Bible) was dangerous until people like the likes of Falwell besmirched it and made it into his version of a twisted Capitolistic abomination. Our own government under Reagan found it so dangerous they assasinated Archbishop Romero. It was so powerful we sent the likes of Negroponte down to El Salvador to create death squads (these same death squads that also mysteriously appeared 2 weeks after he was appointed to Iraq), and help rape and then drop nuns from airplanes, slaughter entire villages, creating a proxy war because in its purest form Liberation Theology not only worked, it flourished.  It was so dangerous they had to create a war in order to stop it.  

    I cannot say the same for this crap called "Prosperity Theology".  Seems like it is not working.  The income gap gets wider and poverty gets worse ~ including the rampant poverty among millions of devout Christians who should be prospering greatly under this theory but are not, indeed they are suffering along with "non-believers" in astonishing numbers.  The only ones who embrace "Prosperity Theology" are a bunch of rich idiots who are already prosperous so they know it will work for THEM, to hell with everyone else ...

    My 2 cents, Cat

    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they hurt you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    by mntleo2 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 12:40:03 PM PST

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    •  I remember the Marymount sisters who were (0+ / 0-)

      slaughtered because Jesse Helms thought Liberation Theology was a commie plot.

      I would note that Prosperity Gospel is generally embraced by the very indigent who feel only divine intervention can lift them out of their life situations

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