Q. "Does your theology place you closer to the dignity of the individual or to the importance of the community?" ~ Bill McKenzie Editorial Columnist Dallas News
A. "Community or individual? My theology would answer “yes.” This is a dialectic. It’s not an either-or; it’s a both-and." ~ JOE CLIFFORD, Head of Staff and Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas
The dialectic is the core conceptual foundation for Global Governance under the United Nations. This system synthesizes all political, sociological and spiritual beliefs, and practices, under one harmonized norm.
Our new world government represents the "community" (fill in whatever you think that means). The Law of the Community is swiftly replacing all other law on the planet. Local, state, and national laws that conflict with the new global standards must be modified. Community Law is Supreme over all other forms.
Communitarian Law has been introduced in various ways around the world. For example: Communitarian forest management to assure Sustainable Development- Rights and Resources came out at the last round of earth summits called Rio+20 . Agenda 21 and sustainable development are but two of the hundreds of ways the global communitarian system is manifesting. In many places the law is inserted as a new "permit" required for something the expanded government assumes control over. In other places it's introduced as a new "tax" or "tax incentive" designed to discourage unhealthy behaviors. In others, like Bolivia it's the foundation for an enturely new national constitution.
The Communitarian system is one in which everything people do is regulated and supervised, by "experts."
The communitarian concept of its own supreme status decimates any authentic former colonial's hopes of rebuilding or maintaining authentic sustainable cultures that are self-sufficient and self-reliant. Communitarian Law always trumphs any local state or national law that conflicts with Communitarian Law.
Communitarianism is being talked about more often lately, in blogs, articles, and programs around the world. Little of the current talk in the U.S. is about whether the theology of communitarian law violates constitutional laws protecting individuals and nation states. The communitarians are more interested in how we feel about it, and whether we can believe in it the same way we believe in God. They plan to make the community/planet/earth into our God. One planet, one people, one religion, one law.
Except for maybe a few hundred Christians thinking outside the dialectical box, like http://fanaticforjesus.blogspot.com/2012/04/restoring-love.html, with more here: http://fanaticforjesus.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Third%20Way%2FCommunitarianism, mainstream Christians are being led to the synthesis by their trusted ministers. It's still introduced in vague, nice terms, usually as part of the same argument Communitarian "guru" Amitai Etzioni's been selling our leaders for decades. The big "divide" between individuals and their comunities is as phony as a 33 dollar bill.
Commuitarianism is Imperial Law religionalized, so who's better qualified to bring it to the masses than the established churches who want a seat at the new world council of religions?
"The divide between individualism and communitarianism flashed to the surface last week during the presidential campaign." Texas Faith: Obama sparked a conversation about communitarianism v. individualism: Where do you fall? By Bill McKenzie / Editorial Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/2012/07/texas-faith-communitarianism-or-individualism-where-do-you-fall.html/