Theological left? Theological right?
Yet another blogger has written about the “theological left” without explaining what it means. Bruce Alderman at it seems to me…: agenda-driven or christ-driven? quotes McIlWeb: Christology, Not Just Sex:
That said, in all honesty, it is my opinion that in recent years it has more often than not been the theological Left which has forgotten these truths. Many on the theological Left (not all) seem to be more agenda-driven than mission-driven, doctrine-driven, Scripture-driven, or Christ-driven. I believe the reason for this has to do with a failure to craft a Christology which is faithful to the authoritative truth of revealed Scripture and the Great Tradition of the Church, favoring other models with foundations that are less sure.
This time round I tried looking up “theological left” on Google, and the first page of hits told me that if I subscribed to their site they would tell me what it was about. I didn’t bother to read further. I just wish that those who use such terms would say what they mean by them. As I said when A conservative blog for peace first drew my attention to the Tmatt trio, which it claimed was able to measure where people are on a left right theological spectrum, it doesn’t tell you which end of the spectrum is which. Which side of the petrol gauge points to “full” or “empty”? Is it left, right, or the excluded middle?
Any suggestions for determining where hamburgers fall on a left-right spectrum?
1) Does the hamburger have cheese in it?
2) Does it have a gherkin?
3) Does it have raw or cooked onions?
Once you have answered those questions, you will know by this infallible test whether the hamburger is on the culinary left or the culinary right. This I know because the Tmatt-trio tells me so.