ENDNOTE: ‘Absolute theological bankruptcy’ and a partial posterity

2019-Oct-05

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/absolute-theological-bankruptcy-union-theological-seminary-students-pray-to-plants

‘Absolute theological bankruptcy’: Union Theological Seminary students confess climate sins to plants
by Jon Brown | September 18, 2019 02:40 PM

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German pastor and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer was among the school’s more famous alumni, who left after escaping the Third Reich to teach there briefly in 1939. Appalled by the liberalism of its students, Bonhoeffer wrote they “are completely clueless with respect to what dogmatics is really about. They are not familiar with even the most basic questions. They become intoxicated with liberal and humanistic phrases, are amused at the fundamentalists, and yet basically are not even up to their level.”

Bonhoeffer remembered that students “openly [laughed]” at a lecture on sin and forgiveness, and accused the seminary of having “forgotten what Christian theology in its very essence stands for.” Disillusioned, he decided to return to Germany to resist the Nazi regime, where he was executed at the Flossenbürg concentration camp in 1945 for his role in the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Over and above the crazy meme of “human caused climate change” that has “infected” a significant portion of the world’s population, I found an interesting factoid in the reportage.

As an aside to that “interesting factoid”, a lot of politicians and bureaucrats are getting rich propagating this nonsense.  Namely Al Gore!

My fellow alum and high school chum Trynosky, Stephen [MC1968] took a shot at this recently on Facebook:

FOXNEWS.COM reported:
 
Al Gore rips Trump for lacking urgency on climate change: He’s the ‘face of global climate denial’
Former Vice President Al Gore blasted President Trump for not taking climate change seriously, calling him the “face of global climate denial.”

Stephen K. Trynosky Replied:
  
I’d like to comment on this but I can’t. You see, I drowned 12 years ago when the rising seas swept over NY and NJ.

Nailed it.

Back to the main observation about the factoid: the Dietrich Bonhoeffer connection.

I like the quote I captured of his.

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Of course, I don’t believe the “manmade climate change” meme, but apply the quote to finances and abortion.

Today’s society is “immoral” imho because we are leaving some of our posterity terrible debt and we have allowed the killing of the rest of it.

So sad!

Sigh!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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