Dear Theological Minutemen:
Revolutionary developments in seminary course offerings to keep pace with new emphases in conciliar Christianity are being planned to prepare fledgling ministers for the foment of the moment. If my projections are on target, students in major denominational seminaries may expect some of these new courses this fall:
Languages: Latin and soul-talk—Replace outmoded Hebrew and Greek. Reading knowledge of Latin required for research in ancient Catholic traditions to help expedite Protestant union with the Roman church. Speaking knowledge of soul-talk required for ministry among the black-power elite.
Revolution as Christian Evangelism—Principles of subversion, armed insurrection, and guerrilla warfare as means of manifesting God’s love for subjugated peoples. Lab sections in diversionary tactics, use of Molotov cocktails for incendiary fellowships, and training of theological and revolutionary snipers.
Christian Communication—Replaces homiletics. Techniques of speaking at public demonstrations, preparation of inflammatory leaflets and slogan posters, organization and control of mass marches, planning of spontaneous incidents to arouse volatile communities. Special unit on semantics: consideration of such terms as “police brutality,” “peace,” “equality,” “law and order” (as a synonym for tyranny), “white racism,” “civil disobedience.”
The Church as Sanctuary—Methods of harboring draft evaders and resisting arrest. Concealment of weapons and ammunition in naves, narthexes, apses, and baptistries. Practice in going limp while handcuffed to a draft-evader.
Ministry to the Power Structure—Means of (1) testifying ...1
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