Ronn talks to retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of the new book, The Sins of Scripture. John Shelby Spong was the Newark, NJ Episcopal diocese Bishop for more than 20 years before retiring in 2000. One of the world%u2019s leading spokespersons for progressive Christianity, he%u2019s the author of several best-selling books and the most published member of the Episcopal Church%u2019s House of Bishops in the U.S. A proponent of feminism and gay rights, Bishop Spong calls for rethinking the basic ideas of Christianity.
I kind of wanted to post this for my own info, so I don’t forget.
Ronn Owens, talk-radio host on KGO, had a really interesting guest on tuesday, ironically, the same day the new pope was elected. He is an episcopalian bishop who has some really radical beliefs about the bible. I listened and just so totally agreed with so much of what he said! it was refreshing to hear the liberal viewpoint from an episcopalain Bishop! Some of his comments that found interesting: “It’s silly to take the bible literally.” When an asshole arrogant caller called in and asked him if he was really a Christian (what a jerk!) he replied, “when people ask that they are really asking, ‘why don’t you believe the same version of Christianity that I believe?’ and proceeded to make the guy look like an utter fool (yes!). He also brought up an interestng argument that Paul was actually a closeted gay (that’s punk)…I had arrived at work at that point but was really intrigued.
So anyway, I am really interested in reading this Bishop’s book.