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John Shelby Spong Quotes: I don't want a God that would go around killing people's little girls. Neither do I want a God who would kill his own son.
         

I don't want a God that would go around killing people's little girls. Neither do I want a God who would kill his own son.


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I do assert that one prepares for eternity not by being religious and keeping the rules, but by living fully, loving wastefully, and daring to be all that each of us has the capacity to be.

I do assert that one prepares for eternity not by being religious and keeping the rules, but by living fully, loving wastefully, and daring to be all that each of us has the capacity to be.



The church is like a swimming pool. Most of the noise comes from the shallow end.

The church is like a swimming pool. Most of the noise comes from the shallow end.



I think one of the things we've got to look out for is human beings claiming that they know how God operates.

I think one of the things we've got to look out for is human beings claiming that they know how God operates.



The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.

The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.



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

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



Was Judas Iscariot a figure of history? I do not think so. There is no mention of him in any source before the 8th decade.

Was Judas Iscariot a figure of history? I do not think so. There is no mention of him in any source before the 8th decade.



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.

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.



I prepare for death by living.

I prepare for death by living.



You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability.

You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability.



I ... look at Jesus and see a humanity open to all that God is--open to life, open to love and open to being.

I ... look at Jesus and see a humanity open to all that God is--open to life, open to love and open to being.





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I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.



It’s pretty impossible to hurt what Death protects.

It’s pretty impossible to hurt what Death protects.



Whether you're on TV or on the stage, you have to work hard to stay fresh, real, and full of energy. You can't settle back. You always have to stay on your toes.

Whether you're on TV or on the stage, you have to work hard to stay fresh, real, and full of energy. You can't settle back. You always have to stay on your toes.



A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is-- blind or not-- a good world to live in, a promising universe.

A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is-- blind or not-- a good world to live in, a promising universe.



You could ask any position player and they'll tell you: pitchers aren't athletes.

You could ask any position player and they'll tell you: pitchers aren't athletes.



Boxing’s not that straightforward,” said Eldric. “You can practice and practice, but the real experience will always be different. Lots of things are like that, actually.

Boxing’s not that straightforward,” said Eldric. “You can practice and practice, but the real experience will always be different. Lots of things are like that, actually.



Be patient with yourself even when you make mistakes.

Be patient with yourself even when you make mistakes.



In 1998, I was trained by the SPLA [Sudanese People's Liberation Army ] in London how to pretend to be a geologist.

In 1998, I was trained by the SPLA [Sudanese People's Liberation Army ] in London how to pretend to be a geologist.



There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, 'If you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no troubles.'

There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, 'If you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no troubles.'



The Christian gospel is a summons to peace, calling for justice beyond anger, mercy beyond justice, forgiveness beyond mercy, love beyond forgiveness.

The Christian gospel is a summons to peace, calling for justice beyond anger, mercy beyond justice, forgiveness beyond mercy, love beyond forgiveness.




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