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Tuesday 19 August, 02008

I believe in travelling light

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:00 pm

Paraguay now has a former bishop who is keen on liberation theology for a president. More on Democracy Now!

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8 Responses to “I believe in travelling light”

  1. dennis bartlett says:

    I wonder who he is going to take land off so as to benefit the poor,and in doing so will he create more problems?

  2. Matthew Bartlett says:

    This is a Jubilee-ish problem, no?

  3. dennis bartlett says:

    only if Paraguay is planning to become heaven on earth or some sort of theocracy

  4. Matthew Bartlett says:

    Isaiah wasn’t calling for heaven on earth or theocracy when he said “Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.” nor is Proverbs 28:8 “He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.”

  5. dennis bartlett says:

    fair point
    I wonder if he will continue to preach Christ crucified

  6. Matthew Bartlett says:

    Probably not; he had to quit being a bishop to become el president.

  7. dennis bartlett says:

    every thought captive as Van Till might say… I wonder if the Catholic Church in Paraguay used to be involved in that right wing execution squad?

  8. I’d rather hope he’d be preaching in a “and if necessary you can use words” type way.

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