“God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don’t think my tradition defines God, I think it only points me to God.”― Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong

Personal website of Bishop John Shelby Spong: here.
English Wikipedia page about Bishop John Shelby Spong: English.

“الله ليس مسيحي… الله ليس يهودي، أو مسلم، أو هندوسي، أو بوذي. كل هذه هي أنظمة بشرية إخترعها البشر محاولين مساعدتنا للسير في سر الله. أنا أكرم تقاليدي، وأسير حسب تقاليدي، ولكنني لا أعتقد أن تقاليدي تعرًف الله، أعتقد أنها فقط تشير إلى الله.” – الأسقف المتقاعد جون شلبي سبونج.

“الله ليس مسيحي… الله ليس يهودي، أو مسلم، أو هندوسي، أو بوذي. كل هذه هي أنظمة بشرية إخترعها البشر محاولين مساعدتنا للسير في سر الله. أنا أكرم تقاليدي، وأسير حسب تقاليدي، ولكنني لا أعتقد أن تقاليدي تعرًف الله، أعتقد أنها فقط تشير إلى الله.” – الأسقف المتقاعد جون شلبي سبونج.

“God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don’t think my tradition defines God, I think it only points me to God.”― Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong

“God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don’t think my tradition defines God, I think it only points me to God.”― Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong

Source of Bishop John Shelby Spong’s photo:A flickr account of Scott Griesselvia this wikimedia page.
Video of Bishop John Shelby Spong saying the above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BkP9-HG8-I
Source of the English transcript:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/45659.John_Shelby_Spong
Arabic translation: Moa’bite.

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