(This will very likely be the final posting on this version of the Radical Progress blog, which will be absorbed into new projects as described below. It’s been a great ride!) Dear readers, I am on the verge of a shift in my online blogging and podcasting work. I am very excited about the possibilities […]
“I’m fighting capitalism for my own children, their children, and all future generations. Jesus compels me.” FB status 7/15/16 So, the above FB status drew a somewhat common response from an acquaintance. I’m posting the comments here. ACQUAINTANCE: Religion is the opiate of the masses. I would like a socialist society because I believe there is […]
In the 20th Century, Liberation Theologies emerged within Latin American Catholicism and African-American Churches almost simultaneously. Subsequently, Feminist Theologies also sought to rethink Christianity and religion more broadly. Black Feminism and Womanism emerged in tension with this latter movement, as they sought to redress blindnesses perceived in Feminist Theology as well as secular (white) feminism. […]
Iran’s Revolution: Religion and Revolution in a Post-Secular Register Looking back at the Iranian Revolution from the present, two events stand as critical indicators of the importance of this revolution; first, the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001; and second, the collapse of the Soviet Union and […]
My fellow Quaker, Mark Helpsmeet, creates internet radio programs relating to spirituality and activism. He recently interviewed me about my book idea, “Jesus Made Me a Communist.” Please give it a listen!
Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopaedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point d’honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, and its universal basis of consolation and justification. Marx’s Contribution to a Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right [These comments originated in a discussion of Hegel on […]
[Reposting from Disloyal Opposition to Modernity originally here.] It has long seemed quite strange to me that so many atheists find Nietzsche’s assertion of the death of God attractive. God doesn’t exist at all for atheists, his “death” can only be at most the death of the theism of some part of humanity. Perhaps a […]