Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Difference Between Passive Concern and Active Justice

(via Occupy Wall Street on Facebook)


  1. I'm pretty sure the Catholic Church does some charity.

  2. Yes, and sometimes the people of the Church do even more than that. I think the point remains. I could say that's because the point of the graphic was less about what the Church does than about what the media loves and hates, and that might be enough. But it's also about the difference between a perspective of charitable amelioration and one of revolutionary transformation. Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara, who was Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil from 1964 to 1985 (during the period of Liberation Theology, which the Church has tried its best to crush), made the point succinctly:
    ''When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a Communist."


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