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Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Inequality for gay and lesbian people is no Inequality for gay and lesbian people is no longer a debatable issue in either church or state. John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: The way that I see Christianity is that The way that I see Christianity is that its role is to enhance the life of every person. John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I learned early in life that you get I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies. John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: It's almost inevitable that we become religious people. It's almost inevitable that we become religious people. The question is, what kind of religion is it? John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Moral judgment is not life-giving; love that transcends Moral judgment is not life-giving; love that transcends the boundaries of judgment as Jesus' love did, is. John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I see Christianity in very humanistic terms. I see Christianity in very humanistic terms. John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I know Jerry [Falwell] fairly well, and he's I know Jerry [Falwell] fairly well, and he's probably not bright enough to recognize all of the implications of what he said. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Some people think prayer is telling God what Some people think prayer is telling God what to do. I don't think that's the case. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Toward the end of his life, [Arnold] Toynby Toward the end of his life, [Arnold] Toynby said the Christianity he saw developing was brittle, imperialistic and incapable of reforming itself. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: It's just not easy enough to say that It's just not easy enough to say that I pray and God will accomplish. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: God is a presence that I can never God is a presence that I can never define but I could never deny. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I don't think much about my physical body I don't think much about my physical body going off into the long, green fairways of Heaven to play golf. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: [Charles] Darwin, for example, is the one who [Charles] Darwin, for example, is the one who made us face the fact that the primary way we tell the Christ story doesn't work anymore. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: The church is like a swimming pool. Most The church is like a swimming pool. Most of the noise comes from the shallow end. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: It appears to be in the nature of It appears to be in the nature of religion itself to be prejudiced against those who are different. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I prepare for death by living. I prepare for death by living. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Prayer is not adult letters written to Santa Prayer is not adult letters written to Santa Claus, and God is not some parent-like figure up in the sky who's going to take care of us. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Whatever diminishes life is evil, and whatever enhances Whatever diminishes life is evil, and whatever enhances life is good. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I am a child of the 21st century. I am a child of the 21st century. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I have become convinced that we must put I have become convinced that we must put an end to atonement theology or there will be no future for the Christian faith. This — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: We walk into the mystery of God; we We walk into the mystery of God; we do not define that mystery. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I grew up in North Carolina being told I grew up in North Carolina being told that the Bible approves slavery and segregation, that it was the will of God. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I don't want a God that would go I don't want a God that would go around killing people's little girls. Neither do I want a God who would kill his own son. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Mother Nature is not sweet. Mother Nature is not sweet. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: My basis of morality is this: does this My basis of morality is this: does this action enhance life, or does it denigrate life? Does it build up or does it tear down? — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Religion is a mixed blessing. Religion is a mixed blessing. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I identify myself quite self-consciously with a man I identify myself quite self-consciously with a man named Melchizedek, who was described in the book of Psalms as "a priest forever" (Ps. 110:4). — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Was Judas Iscariot a figure of history? I Was Judas Iscariot a figure of history? I do not think so. There is no mention of him in any source before the 8th decade. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: My sense is if the Episcopal Church can't My sense is if the Episcopal Church can't stand challenge within its own ranks, then it is not a church I would want to be a member of anyway. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Oh the Christian church has encouraged enormous immaturity Oh the Christian church has encouraged enormous immaturity among the peoples who are its primary adherence. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I think one of the things we've got I think one of the things we've got to look out for is human beings claiming that they know how God operates. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Apologetic explanations do not develop unless there is Apologetic explanations do not develop unless there is a reality that has to be explained and defended. Jesus was undeniably a figure of history. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I experience God as the power of life, I experience God as the power of life, the power of love and the ground of being. I don't say that's what God is; I say that's my experience of God. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Human wholeness can never be found in the Human wholeness can never be found in the denigration of another — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Hysterical fundamentalism is not the way into the Hysterical fundamentalism is not the way into the future; it is the last gasp of the past. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I think that anything that begins to give I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: The church is not going to survive if The church is not going to survive if they are going to tell people that they have to twist their minds into 1st century pretzels. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: As he becomes self-conscious, he's no longer part As he becomes self-conscious, he's no longer part of nature. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Christianity is not about the divine becoming human Christianity is not about the divine becoming human so much as it is about the human becoming divine. That is a paradigm shift of the first order. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Death is ultimately a dimension of life through Death is ultimately a dimension of life through which we journey into timelessness. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: When I look back at the Christian faith, When I look back at the Christian faith, I see that we have had to retranslate, almost reinvent ourselves a number of times. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I've never met anybody who was helped by I've never met anybody who was helped by being told how wretched,miserable and sinful they are. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Some parts of the Bible are dreadful. In Some parts of the Bible are dreadful. In fact, my working title for The Sins of Scripture was "The Terrible Text of The Bible." — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: What the mind cannot accept, the heart can What the mind cannot accept, the heart can finally never adore. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I think we have to recover our spiritual I think we have to recover our spiritual nature. The way we have interpreted Christianity does not do that. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: You can't have a world where 50 percent You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I ... look at Jesus and see a I ... look at Jesus and see a humanity open to all that God is
open to life, open to love and open to being. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: The way you become divine is to become The way you become divine is to become wholly human. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Paul's words are not the Words of God. Paul's words are not the Words of God. They are the words of Paul- a vast difference. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: The Sins of Scripture is an interesting title; The Sins of Scripture is an interesting title; most people don't put sins and scripture together in the same title. It jars people. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Paul drew, however, little more than hostility from Paul drew, however, little more than hostility from those identified as the Orthodox party, for whom any change threatened their security. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: Prayer cannot be a request made to a Prayer cannot be a request made to a theistic deity to act in human history in a particular way. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: So much organized religion, in my opinion, ends So much organized religion, in my opinion, ends up being life-denying. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By John Shelby Spong: I go where I'm invited. And all I I go where I'm invited. And all I can tell you is if we accepted every invitation we had, I'd be away every day of my life. — John Shelby Spong
Spong Quotes By Martha Spong: Or, as a dear pal of the RevGals Or, as a dear pal of the RevGals once advised, whoever you are and wherever God sends you, "Be fierce and fabulous for Jesus. — Martha Spong