Bishop John Shelby Spong:
Religion is always in the control business. That's something people don't really understand, it's in the guilt producing control business.
The church doesn't like for people to grow up because you can't control grown-ups.
People don't need to be born again, they need to grow up.
Every church I know claims that we are the true church...the idea that the truth of god can be bound in any human system...is almost beyond imagination.
God is not a Christian or a Jew or a Muslim or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems, which human beings have created.
This is almost an idea I could subscribe to. You know, if it weren't for the lack of evidence of a god's existence and all that stuff.
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