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Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong Speaks The Truth

Hits: 27741 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: Pooptart19
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fishgul69
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 917 Posts
Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:00:09 PM
drgfire: ur ah genus. and it's so true, but I find myself doing it just the same, lol.

thecupholder
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 105 Posts
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:34:51 PM
Spoiler alert. If anyone really knows about the Roman Catholics..they don't believe in hell.
Some people automatically think that because you're a part of the catholic faith that you're just as pushy and mean as say some southern baptist shoving the "good book" down your throat.
The RCIA classes I have gone to and the bishops and priests I've spoken with actually have a very deep and theological outlook on religion. In a catholic class, we even had the opportunity to have a local rabbi teach us of the jewish faith and experience passover as per their traditions.
It was all a real eye-opener for me,personally.

If people weren't so judgemental, and christians weren't so drating obviously full of themselves, maybe we'd all have something to believe in. But of course, some one has to argue some bullpoo into the ground.

idiotfilter
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3934 Posts
Monday, September 13, 2010 11:03:54 AM
well...that's new

SLYGUY24
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 6 Posts
Monday, September 13, 2010 10:13:15 AM
hes a dumbASS!

BoredFrank
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1870 Posts
Monday, September 13, 2010 8:01:23 AM
The Flying Spaghetti Monster, may His Noodly Appendages be blessed, is not at all amused by this video!

drgnfire
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 530 Posts
Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:03:49 PM
i saw a video about religion and before i went to the comments i knew it was going be 5 pages or more of comments of people trying to argue so ill post this, inb4theflame



GiveChase
Female, 18-29, Canada
 532 Posts
Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:59:05 PM
Well, it's true. Humanity is pretty pretentious to believe that out of all life forms, we are the most special ones and we are the only ones God cares about.

Hat-Trick
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 128 Posts
Friday, September 10, 2010 4:54:39 PM
I think there's still so much we don't know about the universe and our place in it. Religion, in any form, is just one more way to understanding it all. But like every other idea out there, it's missing something: certainty. We can BELIEVE. We can HOPE. We can have FAITH.

But we can't KNOW. Not yet. The only ones who can tell for certain are dead. And they're not talking.

Salted_Eggs
Male, 18-29, Western US
 773 Posts
Friday, September 10, 2010 2:46:31 PM
There needs to be more people that think.

Squircifer
Male, 40-49, Europe
 49 Posts
Friday, September 10, 2010 11:36:34 AM
regardless... anyone that believes in an invisible man in the sky needs medication.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2804 Posts
Friday, September 10, 2010 11:07:30 AM
@CrakrJak.

"You've been 'throwing stones' at Christians since you arrived here, Pot meet kettle."

But I don't follow a doctrine that demands I be without sin before I do.

You do.

bak5102
Male, 18-29, Western US
 32 Posts
Friday, September 10, 2010 9:58:39 AM
CrakrJak - You're off in the ozone on this one. The "rift" in the Episcopal church is not because of this guy. He's controversial to be sure, but he's still pretty popular with the folks I know. They don't expect everyone to agree. Controvery leads to discussion. Discussion leads to critical thinking. People who think are scary to others because they can be harder to control. Their views on Christianity are based on that kind of thought, not what whack jobs like us post on the internet.

GeFeldz
Male, 18-29, Europe
 128 Posts
Friday, September 10, 2010 7:36:21 AM
Now that is a real man of god! I don't necessarily believe in "the God with the capital G", that doesn't mean i think everything fades to black after death. It's refreshing to hear a man like Spong talking.

magoo22
Male, 30-39, Australia
 663 Posts
Friday, September 10, 2010 5:39:21 AM
I like Shelby-Spong's ideas but have to say I find his books a little boring.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16731 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:39:34 PM
bak5102: Nearly all Anglicans have denounced this Former Bishop Spong. He has caused a huge rift in the Episcopal church, To which the British Anglicans have distanced themselves from. As a result many Episcopalians have left the church, 40% in recent years, And now attend services of other denominations.

He's preached unity but caused division within his own church, That's not Christian in anyway.

bak5102
Male, 18-29, Western US
 32 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 6:25:56 PM
He's from one of those obscure radical new churches ...

Famous Episcopalians:
George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, 31 other signers of the Declaration of Independance, 26% of US Presidents, Colin Powell, Sandra Day O'connor, FDR, George H. W. Bush, John McCain, Barry Goldwater, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Thurgood Marshall, Spiro Agnew, Fred Astaire, Robin Williams, Duke Ellington, Natalie Cole, and Florence Nightengale

And one of their cathedrals:

Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3365 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 5:20:21 PM
I like and agree with his thought process.

He's not claiming it to be the truth, but he has faith, I'd love a chance to talk with him.

bak5102
Male, 18-29, Western US
 32 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 4:01:16 PM
This guy is a really good example of why I like Episcopalians. Some of the most interesting conversations I've had about religion have been with Anglican pastors. They aren't afraid to think. They don't get mad if you think. They know we have doubts.

I saw an ad for an Episcopal church that said "Why is it that the churches that claim to have all the answers don't let you ask any questions?"

Another said "He asked for you to think of Him, not to give Him your brain."

MauserTM
Male, 18-29, S. America
 1223 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 3:45:47 PM
I love the fact that the only argument in the other side is that hes not a real bishop

darkgear6
Male, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1385 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 12:35:41 PM
are you religious people guilty and scared of hell?

neilyo
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 237 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 12:29:58 PM
@SunThunder, if you watch for more than 2 seconds, you'll see right at the start "Fmr Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark"...

SunThunder
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 98 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:11:22 AM
Bishop of what, precisely?

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:00:11 AM
YAY! now that guy i can respect. He's one of the very very few religious people out there that actually THINKS!! Wish i could shake his hand.

Pooptart19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2265 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 10:14:43 AM
Ah well, nice try pooptart with this submitted post. I for one was hopeful that it might reconcile the atheists and theists on this site, to find some middle ground. I guess I was too optimistic.

Indeed, davymid. I try to build bridges and then everyone goes apesh*t over them. I guess we'll all have to continue using the ferry for the time being. :/

username3415
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 360 Posts
Thursday, September 09, 2010 9:47:29 AM
Every one of us is a part of and a copy of the entire whole of the underlying wavelength that turns all energy into matter and gives us conscience. I think that that mysterious force called gravity is nature responding to everyone and everything's true oneness.

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