One of the intended themes of this weblog was the relationship between The Way Jesus is and socialist approaches to saving humanity. Haven't done much with that thread, but I was reminded of it by this little article by Bruce Wright on TheOOZE. Bruce Wright writes (oops, sorry):
I believe we have much in common with the anti-globalization movement. This movement seeks to empower the poor; so does Jesus. They seek to prevent wealth and power from controlling the world, the kingdom of God is about this as well. They seek to prevent the loss of autonomy and diversity; likewise, Jesus doesn't want to take away our individuality. This movement also seeks to encourage an organic collectivity of society, and isn't that what the Church is supposed to be doing? Finally, they seek to end the attempt of creating a one world economy and government and are against greed, this is also consistent with the kingdom of God.
Such a coalition of the righteous was apparent in the Make Poverty History demonstration in Edinburgh where a wide spectrum of organisations took part, including churches, para-church and radical socialists. But if those protesting outside Gleneagles are allies of the Kingdom where does that put the 'born again' President and Methodist Prime Minister who were on the inside? The elastic gets stretched too far if we want to say, "we're all goodies really, fighting for what's right".