Theology of Separation

Theology of Separation is a wants-based theology. A wants-based theology has human interaction with an ultimate source in an endless petitionary role. I want –> I petition;  I am in trouble –> I pray;  I desire –> I seed faith money. A wants-based theology is a dependent theology based on a patriarchal ultimate source. A wants-based theology is not open to questions related to its dogmas and doctrines —> in fact it fears such questions. How does one move from a theology of separation to a theology of balance? That is, a wants-based theology to a needs-based theology?  What was most important for Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed is not so much what you believe, as much as how you behave. Bjorklund felt that, “the issue with someone who is outwardly religious and yet strongly focused spiritually elsewhere may often be described as hypocrisy. What a person says he believes, and what is revealed by the person’s behavior about his or her belief do not come together.” (1983) However, I view a Theology of Balance as one that encourages people to behave according to true intentions.  A Theology of Balance is supportive of a journey where we deeply experience our sexuality, love, morality, emotions, and consciousness. As our experiences become deeper it may allow us to have some experience with truths and higher Truth that we all are seeking.

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