Posts by Paul Joseph Greene

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Loving Courage to Worship the Gungod No More

I am calling for us to end our perverse worship of the Gungod. I am calling for us to end the daily slaughter which is the perverse liturgy that drenches our communities with the gore of human blood sacrifice; a sacrifice that is somehow never sufficient to appease the idol, the Gungod.

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A Frayed Flag

Please Stop Making God an Accomplice to the Newtown Massacre

No one knows what to say in moments like this. But we utter many things about God. Do we really mean these things? The divine love is not complicit in their deaths. The divine love does not call the victims out of their lives. The divine love does not withhold protection.

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Saint Reagan, Pay For Us (Sangre de Reagan)

Turning the blood of Ronald Reagan into a commodity and a means of profit fits alarmingly well with the ideology of those who have worked tirelessly to transform the ex-President into an American Saint.

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The Occupy Christmas Star- By Paul Joseph Greene

It Is Time to Occupy Christmas, and End the Real War on Christmas

The Real ‘War On Christmas’ is not the one over which the right-wing punditocracy annually wrings its hands. Too long has the profit motive occupied Christmas. Perhaps it is time for Christians to Occupy Christmas, instead…

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The 99% Occupy Movement: We Need Interclass Dialogue for Mutual Transformation, Liberation

The Occupy Movement has identified itself using the term 99%.  On the face, this seems to present a permanent dichotomy between the 1% of richest people, and the 99% of the rest of us.   Of course, there is no way to erase the simple fact that there will always be a richest 1%, and so […]

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Vocation and Failure: How Bachmann, Cain, Perry, and Santorum Can All Be ‘Called’ to Run

According to their own testimony, God has called Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum to run for President. God has even, reportedly, called Mike Huckabee to keep his cushy media job and not to run.  There is no shortage of coverage of these divine vocations. Much of the writing on the subject […]

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Interreligious Dialogue and 9/11? Fanaticism is Not Religion.

As we hurry forward toward the tenth anniversary of 9/11/2001, all sorts of discussions are popping up, and many of them have an interfaith perspective.  I am a huge fan and proponent of, and participator in interreligious dialogue.  But, I honestly don’t see what the actions of fanatics on 9/11 has to do with an […]

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Stop Worshipping the Enriched

So, do you think that God is a really-really-, super-, mega-, über-rich being in the sky? Even if you say you don’t, I challenge you to question a little deeper. If your tax and political ideology effectively worship the rich, by giving all to them then I think you really do worship money, you really do worship the enriched persons who by their actions impoverish the rest of us.

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Magical Thinking in Politics and Religion

Okay.  Let me throw this out there, and then let me know what you think… The TeaParty Republicans who are seriously threatening to rain down suffering in every direction through dismantling the world economy by thwarting efforts to increase the US debt-ceiling must believe that the vast structures and infrastructures and services that are the […]

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Same Sex Marriage and Interfaith Dialogue: Mere Equality or the Right to Be and Act Differently?

No doubt we are all aware of the outcomes of the collaboration of Republican and Democratic politicians in New York on 24 June 2011 which made New York the sixth state (in the United States) to legalize same sex marriage.  In the wake of this, so much has been said about this triumph of equality, […]

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Paul Joseph Greene

Paul Joseph Greene is attending the second year of his doctoral program, seeking a Ph.D. in systematic theology at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. "Let's talk interreligiously about liberation, identity, power, privilege, creative transformation, process, politics, and Glee! And by virtue of our relationship, let's become a new creation together." Paul was selected as one of three Outstanding Contributing Scholars to speak at State of Formation's workshop held at the 2013 American Academy of Religion.


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