Over the last few years Critical Theory has got everywhere trying to show all whites are racist and that we should be intersectionalist and all that.
What is often ignored (deliberately) is that applies more to the american scene than in Britain.
Further it is a political viewpoint who seems to aid to divide and cause conflict, rather than seek justice, including racial justice, and harmony in society
Now wonder Pluckrose wrote the book Cynical Theories on it
This goes beyond the title as it begins to highlight the ways we can use and misuse the Bible and Christian teaching for our ethics from sex to social justice and to the planet
Source: How do we handle the complexities of the Bible, sexual ethics, and contemporary culture? | Psephizo
Over the last decades more and more wierd ideas have been produced on social justice, gender, race, environment. These go under the name of Crtical (Race) theory, and include terrible things like “patriarchy, white supremacy, imperialism, cis-normativity, hetero-normativity, fatphobia, and ableism.”. The last four are new but the first three are not what people thought of them even 20 years ago.
And then there’s intersectionalism – whatever that means.
Much is summed up by calling it the “woke” culture but it permeates so many things and those who don’t agree with are sent to so-far metaphorical state.
To me it is unbeleivable how so many in the churches have swallowed hoke, line and sinker, thus pushing normal people to the margins! Those who don’t agree with all the woke stuff are fascists and racists and don’t care about justice
Helen Pluckrose on the dangerous explosion of critical social justice.
Source: ‘Wokeness is being pushed on everyone’
A useful theological comment on the murder of George Floyd and the long-standing racial issues behind it.
Rather than dwell on CRT – Critical Race Theory – or White Privilege Ian goes back to the Christian source book (which some american numpty, who’d never read it, held up in front of St John’s Church)
It’s worth a read and one hopes church leaders will do more than echo correct platitudes.
Source: The Bible, race, and the kingdom of God | Psephizo