Tuesday, November 7, 2017

When You Try to Change People That’s Not Love, It’s Domination

By Broderick Greer, "When You Try To Change People That's Not Love, It's Domination" on the On Being blog on 10/27/17

"Public theology is at its best when it creates the space necessary for people of various gender identities, religious affiliations and non-affiliations, ethnicities, and economic levels to be known as their full selves, not pushed into a mold not meant for them. It is being less concerned about finding surface-level common ground than about holding space for people’s unique experiences of divinity and humanity."

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Editor's note:
What I have learned in life of 71 years is that love comes in many forms. The form is not what is important or significant, the love is.

Public theology is creating the places and the connections where this love can manifest.


  1. If we look for the divine spark in people who are different from us and not part of our tribe, we will be pleasantly surprised.

  2. You know you are in trouble when someone says, "One of my best friends is_________________(black, gay, disabled, old, young, Jewish, fundamentalist, any discriminated person by members of your group."

  3. One of my best friends is a UU. Even though they fall for anything, I love him anyway. Know what I mean?


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