Posted by: Winslie Gomez | 30/04/2008

Dumped, divorced, strikes back. Some descriptions for Obama

towards Rev Wright.

© of Winslie Gomez

Is it genuinely possible that both men could be equally right?

Rev Jeremiah Wright is not a politician, who needs to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves”.

Equally, Barack Obama is not a theologian.

Some would suggest, it’s the politics of appeasing majority white vote, at the expense of the black population. Life is never simply black or white. There are unavoidable complexities.

As ex-bible college I agree with Rev Wright on the basic biblical exegesis, but draw the line on delivery and verbage. But, that’s easy for someone sitting across the pond in UK. Or am I being subjective and want the best for each of them?

Is it possible that Rev Wright adopted a linguage appropriate to his specific audience (why should he represent all Black Theology!)

This has already been mentioned in earlier posts. Wright on the Button

The offence it would appear is that ex-pastor Jeremiah Wright, committed a crime by his parody on God Bless America, into God Da** America.

Was he completely off his rocker to use offensive terminology?
I can accept from a UK perspective that a nation where patriotism has a higher expectation will undoubtedly be offended. In a way, perhaps, that is exactly what the preacher wanted to do.

To awaken the nation into taking a good look at itself and it’s history.

It would be prudent to leave this subject to the Americans and here is one doing just that and does Pastor Wright preach Black Supremacy some obviously think so.

For us as observers, the importance of this election is relevant, especially as the UK Conservative Party appears to be growing in popularity and if the people of USA elect either Clinton or McCain, then we are in for the next world war.

I am reminded of another preacher by the name of Jesus cursing an unproductive fig tree, as recorded in Matthew ch 11: versus 12-21.

Video of Rev Wright at National Press Club from YouTube

Carnegie Council has an ineresting article

I would quote, for example, a South African theologian by the name of Madipoane Masenya, who I emphasize is very much a liberal activist and feminist thinker. She makes a remark: “If any African finds it difficult to be at home with the Old Testament, they really need to examine themselves to see if they might not have lost their Africanness in some way.” Could such a statement possibly be made of Europeans or Americans or Canadians? I don’t think so.



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