Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"I don't think Hell exists...religion is always in the control business and that's something that 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. That's why we talk about being 'born-again'"
Bishop Spong's answers in this interview are enlightening and I have to appreciate his willingness to speak on such vulnerable issues (an appreciation I doubt many senior members of the Church share.) The clip of his sermon, however, sounds like so much gobbledygook and obfuscation. "We do not yet know how to achieve being fully human." Huh? Wha?