Bishop claims religion is self correcting

I heard the strangest comment from the out gay Bishop of New Hampshire on the podcast edition of Gay USA,

He actually said that he believed religion was self-correcting. However, he did explain that it was self-correcting over time. The point was brought up about the Galileo apology taking so long, but I did find his comment pointedly inaccurate. Religion changes, yes. Religion evolves, yes. Self-correcting? I'm not seeing it.

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Comment by Dave G on November 24, 2009 at 11:50am
Religion isn't self-correcting, it is simply modifiable by outside influences. If it were self-correcting, the Dark Ages would not have lasted as long as they did. Left to its own devices, religion is highly self-reinforcing.
Comment by SabreNation on November 24, 2009 at 6:24pm
Religion, self-correcting. That might be my LOL of the year right there. Be it human rights issues or matters of science religion has fought tooth and nail to protect their primitive beliefs for centuries and it's only after the world as a whole changes it's view and their doctrine risks becoming seen as the dated, barbaric system it is that they finally concede that they were wrong. Religion is still fighting a war against Darwin for fuck's sake. Self-correcting. Give me a damn break.

How any homosexual can allow themselves to be associated with any religious institution at this point in time boggles my mind. It's like an African-American slave in 1800s America praising Jesus while his "masters" shout out passages from Leviticus to prove that blacks are something less than human and "created" by god to be the slaves of white people.
Comment by a7 on November 24, 2009 at 6:28pm
It's there way of saying they cherry pick. They can't admit there actually wrong.
Comment by Dan Tres OMi on November 24, 2009 at 7:34pm
everyone makes good points.
LIke everyone, I disagree with the Bishop. Religions are NOT self correcting. What happens is that they adapt so that the leaders can maintain power and control of economics. Religions are about the consolidation of power, plain and simple.


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