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Mike Rivage-Seul is a liberation theologian and former Roman Catholic priest. Retired in 2014, he taught at Berea College in Kentucky for 40 years where he directed Berea's Peace and Social Justice Studies Program. His latest book is "The Magic Glasses of Critical Thinking: seeing through alternative fact & fake news." Mike blogs at
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Tina Turner & Chuck Berry - Rock n roll music Tina Turner & Chuck Berry - Rock n roll music., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 23, 2023
"Indecent" Women Doing Liberation Theology Without Underwear: Saints Tina Turner & Chuck Berry According to "indecent" feminist theologians working without underwear, nothing might be more constructively indecent and therefore holy than rock 'n'roll music performed at the liturgies we call "concerts" by "saints" like Tina Turner and Chuck Berry.
Christmas Is So Commercial, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 24, 2022
Christmas: When Religion Is Capitalism and Market Is Our God Sometimes I feel myself almost hating Christmas. Even within my own family, I can't mention Jesus' birth without eyes rolling in my adult children's heads - without being accused of politicizing an otherwise happy holiday. Let's keep Christmas meaningless is the unspoken injunction.
Biden to reboot ties with Africa during the U.S.- Africa Leaders summit Biden's three-day summit will feature announcements of new US investment and highlight food security -- worsened by the ..., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 15, 2022
Why the U.S. Cannot Compete with China in Africa or Anywhere Else The strictures of neoliberal ideology make the United States incapable of winning ANY competition with China.
Dr Reza Aslan on Islamic generalisation CNN news reporters ask the very controversial question, .Does Islam promote violence. to Iranian-American author and religious ..., From YouTubeVideos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 8, 2022
Islam as Progressive, Reformed Christianity: 10 Reasons We Don't See That Living here in Spain has exposed my Eurocentric miseducation while helping me appreciate the west's profound debt to the prophet Muhammad and his enlightened reform of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
.Exterminate All the Brutes.: Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy A new four-part documentary series, .Exterminate All the Brutes,. delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the ..., From YouTubeVideos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 2, 2022
Anti-Colonial, Decolonized, Universal History (Part II) Far from leading human development in the fields of science, industry, culture, philosophy, and religion, Europeans and their American cousins have been marginal and unoriginal.
Decolonization - Three Minute Theory This video gives a primer on some of the fundamental concerns of decolonization. patreon.com/FuzzyT heory., From YouTubeVideos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2022
Beyond Eurocentric Theology: How Jesus Is (and Is Not) the "King of the Universe" SUNDAY HOMILY: Establishing Jesus as the the "King of the Universe" was completely ideological, misleading, and imperial. But there's a better way of understanding his "kingship."
Chomsky on Religion Noam Chomsky discusses religion and terrorism at his MIT office on April 23, 2010., From YouTubeVideos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2022
"Jesus for the Left": It's Not Just Bias A response to the recent OEN article "Jesus for the Left, Jesus for the Right."
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (148 Articles, 239527 views)
Sherwin-Williams Paints, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 8, 2022
How U.S. Capitalism Works: House Painters That Cover the Earth Western capitalists don't really believe in free market theory. Like mob figures in Scorsese's "The Irishman," they'd rather whack their competitors than improve their product or services.
Ask Prof Wolff: Religion and Capitalism A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: .In his book .One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, ..., From YouTubeVideos
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 25, 2022
Declaring America "A Christian Nation?" Here's Hoping 60% of Republicans Get Their Wish! SUNDAY HOMILY: If "America" truly became Christian, we'd have to address the issue of hunger on the one hand and extreme wealth on the other. We'd be forced to recognize the truth of liberation theology.
'Mother of the World' by my colleague, Meryl Ann Butler, Managing Editor of OpEdNews, From Uploaded
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2022
What the Unclothed Female Form Reveals about the Great Cosmic Mother - And Ourselves Since prehistoric times the unclothed female form has been recognized as a mostly wordless text revealing humankind's fundamental relationship to the Feminine Divine.
Kuan Yin as the Great Mother, detail, From Uploaded
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2022
Abortion: A Theological Problem -- and Goddess solution SUNDAY REFLECTION: It is far past time to debunk the domineering patriarchal God in favor of the ancient Great Cosmic Mother who frees from patriarchal laws, empowers women as willing co-creators, forgives, appreciates, and rewards.
Is China More Democratic than America? Poll Results Will SHOCK You Get Surfshark VPN at Surfshark.deals/CYRUS - Enter promo code CYRUS for 83% off + 3 months & Antivirus for free!, From YouTubeVideos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 2, 2022
The Taiwan "Crisis": Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden Belong in Jail Any world leader who creates situations that make nuclear war possible, belongs in prison.
Economic Hitmen Cartoon [HD] Cartoon animation with John Perkins, author of 'Confessions Of An Economic Hitman', explaining how corporations destroy nations ..., From YouTubeVideos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 23, 2022
Critical Race Theory: How Much Should You Tell 13-Year-Olds about U.S. Crimes -- & Ukraine? My 13-year-old granddaughter's "service project" in Panama has provided a teachable moment. Despite anti-CRT objections, such opportunities should never be wasted in the name of protecting even young teenagers from the harsh realities of American history.
Moscow 122, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(109 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 15, 2022
Russia in Ukraine: Champion and Proxy for the World's Oppressed In Ukraine Russia can be seen as a stand-in for the world's oppressed. NATO on the other hand represents the oppressors.
Wolff Responds: Great Replacement Theory - A Critique In this Wolff Responds, Prof. Wolff critiques the .Great Replacement. Theory that is becoming more mainstream in right-wing ..., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 3, 2022
The Truth behind "Great Replacement Theory": Capitalism, Imperialism, & Regime Change Are at Fault SUNDAY HOMILY: Today's readings call white Christian males to shift blame for job loss and low wages away from capitalism's victims to the white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist patriarchy itself.
Animals: Property or Persons? This 6-minute animated video introduces students to the concept of legal personhood, and its potential application to animals., From YouTubeVideos
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 2, 2022
The Abortion Debate: If Animals Are Persons, Are Carnivores Murderers? The animals we kill for food and pleasure have at least as much right to be classified as persons as human fetuses before viability outside the womb. According to "pro-life" logic, does that mean that carnivores are murderers?
A protesters step on American flag, From FlickrPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 26, 2022
When They Ask: "Why Do You Hate America? SUNDAY HOMILY: Because of my heterodox position on the Ukraine war, my tribe thinks I've gone off the deep end. Today's readings suggest that's to be expected for any follower of Elijah, Elisha, and Yeshua.
Debt, Coups & Colonialism in Haiti: France & U.S. Urged to Pay Reparations for Destroying Nation We look in depth at .The Ransom,. a new series in The New York Times that details how France devastated Haiti's economy by ..., From YouTubeVideos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 29, 2022
U.S. Empire, Haiti, and the Tragic Suppression of Liberation Theology SUNDAY HOMILY: Empire always hates prophets like the ascended Jesus -- and like the liberation theologian, Jean Bertrand Aristide whose story is referenced in the NYT series on Haiti, "The Ransom."
Series: Sunday Homilies for Progressives (148 Articles, 239527 views)
Virtue Signaling About Ukraine! Grab your Red/Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit at naturalteethwhiteners. com/jp  Check Out My Merch Here ..., From YouTubeVideos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 19, 2022
Americans Should Be the Ones Dying in Ukraine: Beyond Virtue Signaling Let me get this straight: it's a proxy war -- our government's fight. But they could never sell the idea of having Americans die for what. . . Ukraine? But here's an idea: why not let Ukrainians do that for us? Can you spell c-y-n-i-c-i-s-m? Wave that Ukrainian flag!
Lindsey Graham & John McCain in Ukraine preparing for a proxy war with Russia (2016) Lindsey Graham & John McCain in Ukraine in December 2016 preparing for a proxy war with Russia all the way back then., From YouTubeVideos
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2022
Why Is the U.S. so Interested in Ukraine? The Conflict's Long and Deep Conceptual Roots The Ukraine conflict has been over a century in the making. It's about the lynchpin of world domination.

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