Authoritarianism Rising and Christianity Compromisedby Jan Stephen James Cavanaugh, Ph.D. on 10/21/18
Authoritarianism Rising and Christianity Compromised
October 21, 2018
The headlines around the globe shout out; authoritarian governments are rising. Also jumping out is the story of the brutality committed by these governments to repress any countenance to their authority. The cover up of the brutal killing of Saudi citizen Khashoggi allegedly done by Saudi government is in the headlines. The subscript is clear; we should all be a little scared to speak up.
President Trump is on the news today praising “body-slamming” of reporter, “my kind of guy.” he proudly proclaims. People roar in cheer. Be afraid. It appears for now a growing tolerance and support for Nazi style government.
On TV prominent Christian leaders are supporting Caesar’s agenda, fearful of loss of billion dollar sale and jobs. What? The last thing Jesus would say, on CNN, "Yes, I put money and jobs over justice.” What He would say likely very unpopular; sort of His thing!
My own Church having turned away from Vatican II to be peace church is essentially an arm American foreign and domestic policy.
Jesus to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan”, when Peter too much for Caesar’s agenda. Of course God chooses sinful human’s for we are all sinners; and converted we do the works of Love as Jesus would in the name of Justice.
In the land there is no sacred justice, only naked power. Prophets warn of danger.
In the main Christian leaders of today are the Pharisees of yesteryear.
Authoritarianism is rising and Christianity is compromised.
God Help Us.