The 1985 document can be read here:
In Christianity, a Kairos Moment is a time for God's will to be acted upon. In a purer sense of the word, it can be summed up to mean "strike when the time is right"
It is my belief that America is soon approaching a "Kairos Moment", a moment for us to act upon the greater will forces and exact a change for the greater good.
Some excerpts from the KD Document after the fold.
The South African apartheid State has a theology of its own and we have chosen to call it 'State Theology.' 'State Theology' is simply the theological justification of the status quo with its racism, capitalism and totalitarianism. It blesses injustice, canonizes the will of the powerful and reduces the poor to passivity, obedience and apathy.
Prescient eh? Check this out:
The third would be the use of the word 'communist' to brand anyone who rejects 'State Theology.' And finally there is the use that is made of the name of God.
Replace the word communist with terrorist, or hell, just leave it communist.
Then there is this interesting bit:
It is indeed the duty of the State to maintain law and order, but it has not divine mandate to maintain any kind of law and order. Something does not become moral and just simply because the State has declared it to be a law and the organization of a society is not a just and right order simply because it has been instituted by the State. We cannot accept any kind of law and any kind of order. The concern of Christians is that we should have in our country a just law and a right order.
Sounds like Bush eh?
They go on to say:
the present crisis and especially during the State of Emergency, 'State Theology' has tried to re-establish the status quo of orderly discrimination, exploitation and oppression by appealing to the consciences of its citizens in the name of law and order. It tries to make those who reject this law and this order feel that they are ungodly.
Post 9/11 America to a "T". T stands for "Communist":
We all know how the South African State makes use of the label 'communist.' Anything that threatens the status quo is labeled 'communist.' Anyone who opposes the State and especially anyone who rejects its theology is simply dismissed as a 'communist.' No account is taken of what communism really means. No thought is given to Why some people have indeed opted for communism or for some form of socialism. Even people who have not rejected capitalism are called 'communists' when they reject 'State Theology.' The State uses the label 'communist' in an uncritical and unexamined way as its symbol of evil.
We have yet to define who the Terrorists are, besides typically brown-skinned and Muslim.
While we are at it, Who is this "God" guy anyway?
This god is an idol. It is as mischievous, sinister and evil as any of the idols that the prophets of Israel had to contend with. Here we have a god who is historically on the side of the white settlers, who dispossesses black people of their land and who gives the major part of the land to his "chosen people."
The whole section is an absolute must read.
More of 2.4 "The God of The State"
...'State Theology' needs its own prophets and it manages to find them from the ranks of those who profess to be ministers of God's Word in some of our Churches. What is particularly tragic for a Christian is to see the number of people who are fooled and confused by these false prophets and their heretical theology.
Hmm. Pat Robertson.
The Document continues on at great length, and I have to go to work so I haven't the time to fully excerpt it out for you all, but I must say you all must read this document to get an understanding of where we are today in America.
I would like to begin a dialogue of our Kairos, and just what the heck it is we are supposed to do with this moment, and what have been, or will be the signs that it is time to act, and what should we do? It is obvious to me know that Daily Kos is a player in this Kairos, and I am glad to be a part of what is happening here.
Suggestions, comments, corrections, and recommends, are always appreciated.