Thursday, May 21, 2015

Well, This is Interesting

Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism.

This doesn't surprise me.  The only "true" liberation theologian I ever knew was from a wealthy family who, when we were in seminary, would refuse to do any work that would "soil" his hands.  That included cleaning up after himself in the dining hall.

He worked in one parish as an assistant and, when his father died, inherited the money, left the church, and has done nothing with spiritual liberation since.  I doubt that he re-distributed his own wealth, either.