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Harold Camping does not represent Christianity

The idea that anyone would pay attention to someone who thinks he or she can calculate a divinely-instigated end of the world by reading texts in either the book of David or the book of Revelation is both ludicrous and crazy.

By John Shelby Spong  | May 11, 2011 2:48 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Reject fundamentalist definitions of heaven and hell

Professor Hawking is rejecting a fundamentalist definition that is a fairy tale. I reject it too.

By John Shelby Spong  | May 18, 2011 11:17 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Organized religion defending prejudice on gay marriage

When will we as a society stop compromising justice to protect the sensitivities of people, who are profoundly ignorant about the meaning and reality of homosexuality?

By John Shelby Spong  | Jun 23, 2011 1:58 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Church has lost credibility

When Benedict XVI refers to homosexuality behavior as deviant, it is clear that he is not in touch with medical and scientific data over the last hundred years.

By John Shelby Spong  | Jul 2, 2011 10:49 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Ignorance and the presidency

One should never overestimate the intelligence in the electorate, but a leader who plays to the fears born in ignorance is not worthy to lead this nation.

By John Shelby Spong  | Aug 24, 2011 4:50 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

The contradictions of religious people

I do not understand why people are surprised by contradictions in the lives and rhetoric of religious people.

By John Shelby Spong  | Sep 15, 2011 10:36 AM  | COMMENTS (0)