Salon - The right's made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus

Dark_Falcon4/06/2015 6:07:50 am PDT

re: #1 Nyet

Of course, the author’s “freedom-loving, justice-seeking, potentially queer (because he was either asexual or a priest married to a prostitute), feminist healer” is just as made-up and unbiblical as a “white supremacist Jesus”.

Indeed. Moreover, Brittney Cooper really does not address the title of the title of the article; She does not articulate any part of the theology that would explain “How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus “. She simply states for a fact what the value of the ‘right-wing Jesus’ are. Nor does she make the case for her vision of Jesus. Again, she only states it and doesn’t back it up.

The result is more preaching to the choir. Ms. Coopers words will not convince anyone who does not already hold liberal views. The shame here is that Ms. Cooper’s timing was very good, and some right-of-center religious concepts do need examination and revision. But she doesn’t do any examining, engaging in simple excoriation instead. What’s left is a standard-issue article written for a liberal audience that could have been more than that.