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John Shelby Spong – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by John Shelby Spong

 

You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don’t have any freedom left, or you’re going to build a world that doesn’t create terrorists – and that means a whole different way of ‘getting along.’

– John Shelby Spong


I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God.

– John Shelby Spong


All religion seems to need to prove that it’s the only truth. And that’s where it turns demonic. Because that’s when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake.

– John Shelby Spong


It appears to be in the nature of religion itself to be prejudiced against those who are different.

– John Shelby Spong


Religion is a mixed blessing.

– John Shelby Spong


The audience that I try to reach are members of what I call the church alumni association. Now they are people who have not found in institutional religion a God big enough to be God for their world.

– John Shelby Spong