Here is an interview with Tom Sheehan at OregonLive.
"My thesis is that the original sin of religion is to think that it's about God," said Sheehan, who teaches religion and philosophy at Stanford. "The original sin of Christianity is to think it's about Jesus."And...
I'm arguing that to think that religion is a path to God misses the whole point. The God of western Christianity is all about human beings. God's doing fine. He is not a neurotic mother who needs to be called up once a week. Jesus was all about people: 'Don't love me. Love one another.'I interviewed Jeff Robbins about the seminar. What is religion?
It gives people a narrative frame of reference with which to live their life with meaning and purpose.Yep, religion is about human beings. At least that is what I think.
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