Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Crucifixion 'makes God into a psychopath'

"The conventional explanation of the Crucifixion is illogical, insane and makes God sound like a psychopath, according to one of the country’s most controversial clergymen.

The Very Rev Jeffrey John, the Dean of St Albans, attacked the doctrine of penal substitution — the idea that God sent Jesus to earth to suffer for our sins — during a Lent talk on BBC Radio 4 last night."

The Times, April 5, 2007