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I hear people say sometimes that they want things to go back to how they were in the Bible. I relate, but I don't think in the same way.
Like, I want the Year of Jubilee to be a thing again. I want interest on loans to be considered unthinkable. I want the concept of protecting visitors and immigrants engrained in society. I want more communities like the early church of Acts where everything was super socialist and people looked out for whoever was associated with them.
@nickibrill i'm delighted by the depth of this reflection contrasted with your bio.
I would also add that in far too many cases they also build cults of personality or focus on pastors or other leaders because people don't have that interpersonal/community connection. So the people leading become foci.
ive figured out why (okay, part of why) i dont like mega churches.
they kill community.
think about it, small local churches used to be the center of whatever community they were present in: hosting social events, charitable action, and civil outreach. megachurches try to do the same type of thing, but when youre drawing in thousands of people from across multiple cities, it doesnt have the same binding affect as when your congregation comes from within a few blocks
the megachurches push out local ones like a theological Walmart, and subsume their community. how are you supposed to connect with people when your sitting next to a different group every week with no hope of finding anyone familiar? how are you supposed to maintain a relationship with your pastor when his time is literally worth millions of dollars
megachurches turn dehumanize people in the place we’re supposed to be the most connected
listening to the wildlands podcast (modern history of the democratic party told by an obama speech writer) and this episode theyre talking about the trump election
my head keeps going back to how angry and toxic the world felt after that election; how i lost friends and got into arguments and felt the whole country was against me and people like me
now i look around, and the world is still angry. but not just the racist and homophobic vitriol that was put on spotlight that november
now theres also the anger of AOC, the anger of the womens march, the anger of Green New Deal proponents, the anger of me and people like. an authentic anger at the world we’ve been forced into
i think that embracing that anger is the only way to move forward
i wonder how much dc heroes all being IconicTM in ways that marvel heroes arent has affected the movies need to up the stakes. it took marvel all of phase one to get to aliens in vading new york, dc started there with man of steel
they never took the time to build the heroes up as legends, relying on their cultural weight to start from that point.
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