Review: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation – The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict by Naim Stifan Ateek

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Naim Stifan Ateek

5 Star — The Bible As Jesus Intended — for All, Not Some

From the Foreword by Walter Brueggemann:

QUOTE (xv): Thus, almost all of the information (misinformation that we receive in the West is filtered through Zionist ideologicial interest that holds in thrall much of the Christian community in the United States and consequently that holds in thrall US policy as well. In that articulation the current plight of Palestinians is kept invisible and the legitmate claims of Palestinians, ground in historical and social reality, are left without articulation.

QUOTE (xvii): Ateek’s reading of the Christian gospel is a move from “some” to “all,” a rejection of privileged tribalism, and a prospect for a just peace in which all parties may participate.

QUOTE (xix): This book is a venture in truth-telling advocacy.

Robert Steele:

I am fifteen books behind in my reading, so I am going to plow through a book a day until caught up, with my intent being to attract attention to each book,, not read every word or provide a comprehensive summary.

Most of this book is devoted to a proper re-interpretation of the original Bible that has been bastardized — I use the words advisedly — by the Zionists and their camp followers, the Christian Zionists, none of whom are actually capable of independent critical thinking such as is displayed very day by Pastor Chuck Baldwin, a man I admire for his courageous confrontation of the Zionist and Christian Zionist scourge that is as dangerous to America and the Constitution as the extremists on  the socialist fake climate change take the guns left, all of them pawns of the Deep State.

A substantial portion of the book discusses SBEEL, the ecumenical liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians — an Anglican (not Vatican) led movement, it offers a startling counterpoint to the now-pressed Jesuit (but anti-Vatican) liberation theology movement that flourished for a time in South America until it was viciously put down, financially castrated, by the Vatican.

The greatest value to the lay reader will be chapters one through four, covering in turn:

  1. Liberation Theology Worldwide
  2. History of the Palestinian Christians across Islam, Crusades, Protestants, and Zionists
  3. The Three-fold Nakba of pain: human, identity, and faith agonies
  4. Other Historical Events including the Holocaust, the 1967 war and the rise of religious Zionism, and the First Intifada

I myself am increasingly skeptical of all religions, and increasingly skeptical of the authenticity of many — not all — religious foundation documents. I find myself believing that we are all God particles, that we are all One within a cosmos that is God manifest in all forms of energy and consciousness, and that religious are by and large a psychological operations tool for dividing and controlling naive publics, distracting them from the reality that the 99% are being screwed by the 1% every single day in spite of the fact that we could create a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all, simply by being authentic, inclusive, and truthful.

My bottom line: we are all Palestinian, Zionism is not Judaism,  the restoration of Palestine is “root” for world peace and any religion that opposes that worthy goal is Satanic in some form, whether acknowledged or not.

See Also:

Review: Enclosure – Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

Review: Against Our Better Judgment – The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel by Alison Weir

Review (Guest): Dishonest Broker–The Role of the United States in Palestine and Israel

Review: Palestine–Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter

Review: The Culture of Critique by Kevin MacDonald – BANNED by Amazon in Violation of the 1st Amendment

Review: The Invention of the Jewish People

Review (Guest): The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland

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