Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective
Those who grew up believing that faith was not about personal salvation but about seeking a just and moral society, are a dying breed.
It’s not that there are no longer people of faith or people seeking social change. It’s that the two are less and less connected.
The concept of “walking in Jesus’ footsteps” may have reached its height during the civil rights movement when Martin Luther King Jr. said, “It has been my conviction … that any religion which professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the social and economic conditions that scar the soul, is a spiritually moribund religion only waiting for the day to be buried.”
Here’s My Take: King’s prediction about “moribund religion” did not win out. In fact, religion void of social conscience thrives by denying the prophetic voice of Jesus and turning him into a backward looking God who demands obedience rather than compassion and justice.
In this, Jesus has been crucified again.