Jeremiah Wright

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on 7 May 2008 0 Comments
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Do you believe in the devil?



Evil is real, but an external being who causes it is a human projection of part of our own reality into the external world of being. The devil is an excuse, someone to blame, part of the system of control that religious institutions set up to keep themselves dominant.

Belief in an external devil has done more harm than we can imagine. Executing the witches of Salem, Massachusetts, is only one of them.

It is time for the human race to grow up and let go of these childish ideas.

John Shelby Spong




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