Theology of Liberation is a theology which believes very feverishly that a new society must be formed in order to abolish all the injustices in current society. I do believe in abolishing injustices, but I also believe that this theology is extremely idealistic and will probably never be realized. A little dark, but I like to consider myself a realist.
I like this theology because it believes in eliminating oppression. Many things are formulated to eliminate oppression but this end goal was not novel, but refreshing. It states that “we will have an authentic theology of liberation only when the oppressed themselves can freely raise their voice and express themselves directly and creatively in society and in the heart of the People of God”. So, basically, “we’re not real until the people we fight to liberate are as free as we are”. That is pretty cool, in my opinion.
Another thing that I really liked about this theology is that they don’t want to fall into “intellectual self-satisfaction”, meaning that they don’t want to assume that they’re the only ones that have thought about freeing the oppressed. They don’t care, according to this reading. As long as the job is getting done, they will continue fighting.