You are currently browsing the daily archive for September 16, 2009.

On the way into work today I heard this interview on the Midmorning show.  Bishop Spong is softspoken and even tempered with a wise sounding voice.

But he said this.

You see, religion has been offered as a kind of panacea or as Karl Marx said ‘an opiate of the people’. I don’t think religion is designed to give us security or peace of mind. It think it’s primary focus, which we’ve lost, is to give us the courage to live in a radically insecure world with continued integrity, to live in a world where there is no peace with an inner peace that enables us not to fall apart. Those are the gifts of religion.

Wow. A description of the ‘gifts of religion’ that doesn’t mention God. Hmmm.

I’m pretty sure he didn’t mention God in the first ten minutes of the interview.

Advertisements

My Wife’s Blog

My State Park Blog

Promotion – Songs To Help Families Memorize Scripture

I’m on Twitter

To Subscribe

Archives

Categories

September 2009
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  
Advertisements