Zitate und Sprüche von John Shelby Spong

John Shelby Spong war vom 1979 bis zu seiner Pensionierung im Jahr 2000 Bischof der Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Er war ein Phi Beta Kappa Absolvent der University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill im Jahr 1952 und erhielt seinen Abschluss Master of Divinity im Jahre 1955 von der Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. Er wirkte als Rektor der Kirche St. Joseph’s in Durham, North Carolina von 1955 bis 1957, Rektor der Calvary Parish, Tarboro, North Carolina von 1957 bis 1965, Rektor der St.

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I live on the other side of Charles Darwin and I can no longer see human light as having been created perfect and falling into sin, I see us rather emerging into higher and higher levels of consciousness and higher and higher levels of complication.

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I cannot possibly conceive of my planet Earth as the centre of a three-tiered universe. I know rather that the sun, around which my planet Earth revolves, is a middle sized star in a galaxy called the Milky Way that has over a hundred billion other suns or stars within it.

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Meine Moral ist diese: verbessert diese Handlung das Leben, oder macht sie es schlechter? Baut sie etwas auf oder reißt sie etwas ein?

My basis of morality is this: does this action enhance life, or does it denigrate life? Does it build up or does it tear down?

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I want the traditional family upheld, but I don't want it upheld to the detriment of other people.

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I believe that God is very real. I believe that I live my life every day inside the reality of this God. I call this God by different words. I describe God as the source of life and the source of love and the ground of being.

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