On Hell, Being Born Again, and Christianity

Retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church, John Shelby Spong:

The church doesn’t like for people to grow up, because you can’t control grown ups. That’s why we talk about being “born again”. When you’re born again, you’re still a child. The people don’t need to be “born again,” they need to grow up. They need to accept their responsibility for themselves in the world.

John Shelby Spong

I do wish we had a more reality-based religious industry.

As an aside, this is what I think Hell would be like:

hell

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