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Dan Barker quote

“The next time believers tell you that ‘separation of church and state’ does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word ‘trinity.’ The word ‘trinity’ appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord’s Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible.”
― Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

latest on Common Ground 2018 Conference

3rd PROGRESSIVE SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE in Aotearoa New Zealand
Friday 7 – Sunday 9 September 2018
St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

Theme: “Creation: Ecology, Theology, Revolution!”

Featuring local guest speakers – ecology, theology, revolution from a Kiwi perspective – including:
Dr Emily ColganAn ecological reading of the Bible
Hon Grant Robertson MP—People, environment, economy—the triple bottom line
Te Kakano representative—Whenua and wairua: wellbeing for tangata whenua

PLUS Workshops:
Well Being—Sande Ramage
Earthed! Progressive Christian Funerals—Rev Dr Jim Cunningham
Creating down to earth prayers—Bronwyn White
Labyrinth, local walks…

Lively panel of speakers discussing “How we do progressive!”