John Shelby Spong
Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole thing ‐‐ fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand‐in‐hand. It is because fear is at the basis of those two things.
Bertrand Russell – Why I am not a Christian,1927
So... why is this guy a priest?
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