Thursday, October 15, 2009

John Shelby Spong and paganism

From Don Phillips--New Paganism on the Crux blog:
A number of years ago Dr. Albert Mohler spoke at an EMNR conference and in his talk shared a story about Bishop John Shelby Spong. According to Mohler, at the Lambeth Conference, Spong had committed a cultural and political boo-boo. He had been pressing for the ordination of homosexuals but was unable to get the majority to agree at the time because the bishops from Africa held firmly against it. In a moment of frustration Spong lashed out with, “The reason the African bishops believe the Bible to literally is because they have been so recently converted from paganism.” To which the Bishop from Uganda responded, “The reason Spong doesn’t believe the Bible is because he has so recently been converted to paganism.”
John Shelby Spong was once the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. He calls himself Christian even though he has denied virtually ever fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. I find it amazing how quickly these "tolerant," multicultural, "open-minded," academic liberal elites can become so arrogant, closed-minded, and condescending when their views are challenged.

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