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Who Said That?

"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.  No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."

Who said that?  Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please no google searches or cheating.  Answer to follow next week.

Reader Comments (25)

I immediately thought of Bill Mahr, but it's posed too nicely! He's more of a guttersnipe. Is it Michael Dawkins? But it doesn't sound pseudo-intellectual enough for him. I'm stumped! Must go google in stealth...
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhb
I first thought of Bart Ehrman but it doesn't quite have his sarcastic tone. So I'm stumped .
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReg Schofield
Sounds like Spong.
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorian
look outside the box for this one....
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
Thomas Jefferson!?
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPreston
Ted Turner?
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpb
Albert Einstein
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Jack Nicholson.

I am always amazed at how much time folks spend on various pursuits, but something as important as to what happens to a person when he or she dies, many could care less. Especially, when we see folks of all ages, and varying degrees of importance perishing before our eyes.

St. Paul says this in 1 Corinthians 1:22-25, "For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men."

Psalm 14:1 says, "The fool says in his heart, '"there is no God."'

Regarding the Word of God; I've read all the way through it many times, and I am now reading it all the way through again (I'll do one day O.T. and the next day N.T.). I am actually reading it slower this time and just meditating on it more than ever. I am just amazed at how much I love reading it. Luther says in one of his commentaries, that he would read through it twice a year.

I've read through it in the KJV, NKJV, NASB, and the NIV. Now, I am reading it in the ESV. The ESV, without a doubt, is the best translation that I have read thus far. I thank God for Him giving me the desire to read His Word. As I would have no desire, if He, in His Grace, didn't give it to me. Thanks, Holy Spirit, for quickening it to my heart and to my mind!

Anyway, I am just in awe at how exciting the Word of God is! The Word of God and the Sacraments, LIFE indeed! St. Peter says, in John 6:68 to Jesus, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." This is one of my favorite passages, and has always given me great comfort.
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
I'll go with Spong
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Meredith
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersteve
the excerpt that this is from is just brutal
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Kevin Costner
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrank Fichtl
Ben Franklin?
December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
I dunno,...Voltaire? Obama,...wait, he's christian, no muslim, or is it mustian?
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave Bignell
The quote is kind of wrapped in psychobabble ("human weakness, primitive, legends, childish) so I would guess Freud or someone who was influenced by Freud's essay Civilization and its Discontents. The "think outside the box" hint kind of throws me though so maybe it is some actor or someone who would not normally comment about religious or political issues.
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
Richard Dawkins?
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Priestap
Albert Einstein
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiminator
Wait a minute... I see there is a second commenter using "reg" as his nom de e-plume. I used it first! As a lawyer I must warn you, you faux reg, that I will have to pursue my legal rights and remedies if this continues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreg

I was also confused. I thought it was you!
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Brian McLaren
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger

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