I am humbled – because I honestly didn’t think I would so admire the words of a Christian authority figure.

Favorite quotes:

Religion is in the guilt-producing control business.

Every church I know claims that we are the true church….

The idea that the truth of God can be bound in any human system by any human creed by any human book is almost beyond imagination for me…

…all of those [various major religions] are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk in the mystery of God.


John Shelby Spong, retired Episcopal bishop from Newark, N.J.