Posmodernism and theology

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Postmodernism and theology
Postmodernism is an stage of life where human being seek to destroy the modern project, which is based on the reason. Modernity tried to finish with religion making a deconstruction of the concept God. It tried vanish the belief in a God who is related with the human race and who has communicated with them through revelation. That is why religion, that isconstructed by men, has been despised. Therefore, without God, human being is the most important subject in the life. Anthropocentrism and enlightenment made feel the modern human as an hero of the earth. In my reflection I will develop three points: social changes in post-modernity, religion in post-modernity and how we can still talking about God.

First of all, we cannot understandpostmodernism if we do not think in it in terms of disenchant. Basically three utopias were born in the modernity: Capitalism, Socialism, and Science. Capitalism instead of bring us the opportunity to grow up economically and obtain a better level of life, it gave us a tremendous inequality, an incommensurable growth of the production and, as a result, exploitation of the resources of the earth.Socialism promised to give us the “communist paradise” where everything will be equality and wellbeing, but instead of that, brought us slavery, repression of freedom and the Tiananmen Square massacre where three thousands were killed. On the other hand science has improved remarkably the quality of life but also has done possible tragedies as Hiroshima and Nagasaki. At the end, the threeutopias left us with suspicions about the modern project, progress to better. Moreover, people do not believe in those meta narratives anymore because these did not fulfill their promises. thus, without utopias or collective projects, the human being have focused in the “I”, that is why hedonism and selfishness are very common in these times.
Secondly, during modernism,religions were seen with suspicious because they are constructs of men and they delay the human progress. Moderns suppressed religions giving them a status of inferiority. However, in post-modernity we have seen a return of religions, but in a sentimentalist and emotional way, for example with the Episcopal movement or charismatic movement. Perhaps this is possible because the exaggeratedintellectualism, ritualism and moralistic rules in religions during modernity have suffocated the emotivism. As a matter of fact, if our Catholic Church was opened to modernity during the Council in 1962 was too late because another sensibility was born in capitalist societies, a postmodernist sensibility. Also, with the ending of meta narratives and distrust of all that pretend to be omnipresent andmonopolize the truth, religions have become in a mix of whatever the postmodern subject wants. It is possible to achieve this for the enough information that surrounds the postmodern person (internet, magazines, newspaper, television) without analysis of it. We have lost our identities and there are no directions, rules, that can satisfies us in order to follow. Nowadays, a person can be Christian,pray in a Buddhist way, believe in astrology and Marxism without any problem. On the other hand can be a severe fundamentalist that reads the Bible and misunderstand the content of it. Religion has no clue about how to respond with a pastoral way to this new sensibility. I think that is time of work and determinate what is the real importance of our faith. What is our the foundations of mybeliefs? Is the believe in Virgin Mary more important that have faith in Jesus as a Savior? Should I believe in all those saints? I believe, think and feel that is time to give another answer and start to preach a simplicity of faith. Conversely, I know the reasons of the emotionality and sentimentalism but I do not concur with extremist attitudes. Also, on the other hand I disagree with the...