In a recent post the issue of the complicity of theology bloggers in the world’s horrors has been raised. After all, how can you voice opinions about things being wrong with the world when you have computer to write about it on? Well, for anyone who cares, here is a post I wrote a while back on this very topic.
And as an aside I always find the argument that if you critique capitalism/modernity/America you should have to refrain from using computer and go live in the woods to be a pretty funny claim. Those who disagree with certain forms of establishment should either change their mind and become endorsers of whatever the status quo is or just shut up and go away? You’d have to be an idiot not to see whom that serves.
The truly challenging path is the one that does not allow complicity and situatedness to become permissive resignation. What is truly difficult and truly right is to strive for conversion. Our own and the world’s.