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Broderick Greer on Twitter: "We can never overstate the surprise Oppression Voyeurs who thirst for us to say, “Our childhoods were horrible. We did nothing but run from police every day.” Be complex. Disrupt their narratives with joy."
We can never overstate the surprise Oppression Voyeurs who thirst for us to say, “Our childhoods were horrible. We did nothing but run from police every day.”

Be complex. Disrupt their narratives with joy.
by:broderickgreer  blackness  joy  storytelling  memory  twitterthread 
february 2019 by dirtystylus
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Historically, Christianity has held in tension various approaches to cultural domination, withdrawal and transformation. Some Christians have sought holiness through withdrawal (nuns, monks, the Amish), others through domination (the Inquisition, the Crusades, colonization, settlement schools) and yet others through progressive social transformation (Quakers advocating for abolition, black southern Christians fighting for civil rights, the Moral Mondays movement). Those preoccupied with personal salvation have often found themselves unconcerned by systemic evil; those preoccupied with social transformation have often found themselves unconcerned with personal evil; and those preoccupied with domination have found themselves concerned with painting those not in their camp as evil and deserving of a sort of heavy-handed spiritual domestication.

Graham was definitely in the first camp; but the third camp is a byproduct of his work.
evangelicalism  sin  by:broderickgreer  unitedstates  christianity  politics  billygraham 
february 2018 by dirtystylus

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