0 thoughts on “Beck V. Cone: A Case for Reading Theologians Fairly and In Context

    1. Optimistic Chad

      the gauntlet has been thrown down! Very well, I accept. Look for my post on Cone, Wright, and Black Liberation Theology a bit later this week. First though, I don’t think either I nor Rod are trying to sell anyone on Liberation Theology. We are just responding to what is going on in the media at the moment. Liberation Theology has come under fire because of Beck’s comments, and he isn’t being fair about it. Liberation Theology, for my part, is not my primary framework for theology. I am more of a Barthian/narrative guy. But I feel like it is important to judge ideas fairly, like Rod was saying above.

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  1. Dennis

    Americans need to wake up the fact that Beck is simply another opinion pushing charlatan who is a product of mormon cult theology. He does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, he has no qualifications and he is definitely not conservative. But then, what can anyone expect from someone who can’t find anything filthier than their own personal reflection. Since people like Beck cannot exist on the basis of any personal merits, they survive by puting others down with lies and half truths in order to feel good about themselves. The truth about Beck is that he a dry mormon alcoholic who never got the counseling required by alcoholics. He flippantly throws around Christian terms like “God”, “Jesus”, “Holy Spirit” as well as voices of other so called “Spirit Powers” on his radio talk show. Beck is a mormon in active standing with the mormon church and is not a Christian. Mormonism teaches many gods, that the god of the earth was once a man who attained godhood status and that Jesus Christ and Satan were brothers. Because Beck does not possess a single ounce of journalistic integrity, he is the perfect abortion poster child for Fox Network. The people who love what Beck says are no different than the impressionable sheep who loved every speech made by Adolph Hitler in his early years when he brought Germany into an era of economic prosperity. These same sheep (like the ones who listen to and believe the lies of Beck) also blindly followed Hitler into one of the darkest chapters of world history. Beck and the Fox Network both cater to the same lowest common denominator of demagogery. The man would not know the first thing about God as he is a mormon. Someone should ask him which of the many mormon gods he kept talking about during his argument with himself on Saturday. Unfortunately, these teabaggers out there do not realize that Beck is talking about a different god than that of Christianity, Judaism or Islam.

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  2. Kyle Canty

    Thank you for a well thought out explanation of Cone. I am looking forward to reading J. Kameron Carter’s book.

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