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AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 17, 2020 at 1:11 pm
You make a strong point about the way empire distorts Christianity by co-opting it and making it in its image. Lately I have felt challenged by this idea – while I may personally oppose a great many of my country’s policies and rhetoric, I am nevertheless a citizen of the dominant world power. Who am I, then, to have the arrogance to believe that I can correctly interpret the teachings of Jesus? More and more I feel compelled to look to the theologies presented by people in the global south, who have more in common with Jesus than I do. I think that as citizens of empire it is our duty to continually challenge our own assumptions, and broaden our perspective by listening to the voices of those outside.