The black racist God of Black Liberation Theology
“Spengler” has stunning quotations from the Black Liberation theologians James Cone and Dwight Hopkins, on whose authority Jeremiah Wright bases his preaching. Spengler writes:
Biblical theology teaches that even the most terrible events to befall Israel, such as the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, embody the workings of divine justice, even if humankind cannot see God’s purpose. James Cone sees the matter very differently. Either God must do what we want him to do, or we must reject him, Cone maintains:So that’s what the leading Black Liberation theologian believes. And to think that millions of Republicans refused to vote for the eminently qualified Mitt Romney because his religion is too weird for the rest of us!
Unfortunately, having contributed something useful to the debate for once, Spengler, reverting to his usual deeply unsound judgments, adds this:
In this respect black liberation theology is identical in content to all the ethnocentric heresies that preceded it. Christianity has no use for the nations, a “drop of the bucket” and “dust on the scales”, in the words of Isaiah. It requires that individuals turn their back on their ethnicity to be reborn into Israel in the spirit. That is much easier for Americans than for the citizens of other nations, for Americans have no ethnicity. But the tribes of the world do not want to abandon their Gentile nature and as individuals join the New Israel. Instead they demand eternal life in their own Gentile flesh, that is, to be the “Chosen People”.Americans have no ethnicity? Really? Spengler, the anonymous columnist with the pretentious pen name who gets all his ideas from “big” books which he almost invariably applies wrongheadedly (including his current use of Isaiah), has the nerve to tell us Americans what we are. This intellectual poseur mistakes neoconservative boilerplate for American reality.
Also, the fact that Spengler conceals even his own nationality shows that his nationality is unimportant to him. Therefore it is to be expected that he would be attracted to belief systems that devalue and dismiss nationality as such, including the most concrete component of nationality, which is ethnicity. So when he starts pronouncing from on high about what we Americans are, we need to remember where he is coming from—he’s coming from nowhere, from some place off the planet earth.
Instead of getting his ideas about the meaning of American nationhood from the neocons (who are as far off the planet as himself), and his ideas about the meaning of Christianity from liberal Christians (who are even worse), Spengler ought to read my article, “How liberal Christianity promotes open borders and one-worldism,” especially Part II, where I show the Bible’s deep recognition of nationhood (i.e. ethnicity) as part of God’s plan for human life. Which of course is not to justify James Cone’s and Jeremiah Wright’s black racist brand of Christianity.
Rachael S. writes:
James Cone wrote:LA replies:
The Black God is obviously a projection of Blackness. He is an expression of the collective racial ego of Black People. That’s what he’s for.Rachael S. replies:
You are right, but they shouldn’t pretend to be representing truth. They should say “We are going to call ourselves God, and do whatever we want.” Instead they say, “If God is not with us, then we are not with God.” If you believe in God, then you can’t be against him.LA replies:
They are doing a common thing: appropriating God for their own human—and, in this case, racial—purposes.Paul K. writes:
According to answers.com, Spengler is quoting Cone correctly:LA replies:
Answer.com’s explanation seems like doubletalk. What is the “non-strident” way of understanding: “To be black is to be committed to destroying everything this country loves and adores”?LA writes:
Rod Dreher has uncovered more information about James Cone:Here is an excerpt about Cone and his influence on Trinity UCC, Obama’s church, from a sympathetic profile in The Christian Century:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 17, 2008 04:24 PM | Send