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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Who'da Thunk It?

Former Christian John Shelby Spong finally gets it right:

"I believe that I am witnessing the death of Christianity, as it has been historically understood," BishopSpong writes in his provocative new book, Jesus for the Non-Religious (Harper San Francisco, $24.95).

Spong neglects of course to mention this sad demise is occurring only in mainstream Protestant churches and also modestly fails to mention his part sticking the knife in and twisting it.

By the way, here's a handy, money-saving tip from the Bovina Bloviator: when a book, treatise or entertainment is labeled "provocative" you may be confident it is merely yet another recycling of left-wing claptrap, aimed at readers of the New York Review of Books and the like who find this stuff scintillating with each and every recitation.

(h/t MCJ)

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