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Best Comeback Ever?

July 12, 2007

In a moment of frustration Spong lashed out with, “The reason the African bishops believe the Bible too 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.”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Reepicheep permalink
    July 12, 2007 9:05 am

    I cannot imagine a more erudite and succinct rejoinder to such idiocy.

  2. July 12, 2007 9:15 am

    Tee hee!

  3. Egana permalink
    July 12, 2007 2:54 pm

    I think the ideas and “new Reformation” Spong outlines comes very close ti my mother’s views, as far as I can understand them.

    I can see now why we have such difficulty even discussing spiritual things, because the traditional christiany words for things like God and sin have different meanings in her philosophical universe than they do in mine.

    So God is not a comfort to her, her own faith has to do that. Jesus is not a saviour, her own understanding has to do that. The scriptures are not to be trusted as truth, hew own wisdom has to discern and inform that.

    This has helped open my eyes to the richness I have in Christ. Also, I am moved to even greated compassion and prayer for my mom.

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