democratic control

I’m reading Slavoj ZiZek’s book again, Living in the End Times. He suggests a strategy of democracies to prevent class struggle from happening on a large scale… to prevent the poor majority from discovering their own strength. The way this is accomplished is by dividing the large Federal majority into…

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I’m Not a Good Soldier

I took a long walk today. Something important gradually dawned on me: I have always struggled within the church. This blog is all about critiquing religion and the church. I love religion and the church, but I’ve always struggled within them and have witnessed, experienced and sometimes perpetuated terrible things……

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moving away from authoritative rule

Although the church, along with all institutions, will find adherents no matter how autocratic the rule of its membership is, I claim that in order for the church to survive in a healthy manner, in the best interest of its members, it must move towards a posture of self-rule by…

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first step to heal yourself

I believe more and more that we are going to have to learn to heal ourselves. So… the first step to healing yourself from spiritual abuse is always the most difficult. This is because the underlying assumption of the abuser is that it is necessary for you to be under…

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cartoon: take my advice & keep it

I have worked for other ministries, pastors and religious leaders. I’ll give you a warning: when they say, “This is my advice“, they usually mean, “These are my orders!” It is inappropriate to give orders in the church, ministries, and most religious movements or organizations anymore. So the way it…

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