Our guest is retired bishop, John Shelby Spong, perhaps the most prominent American bishop of the Episcopal Church. His numerous books cover many, major social problems. His newest book is on “Eternal Life” and we will discuss its relevance to the healthcare issue. This Whole Person Healing program has arranged for some of the leading figures from various religion traditions to discuss the reality of the life after death. We discuss the question, “Why do you think the churches gave up on such fundamental thoughts, such as the afterlife, life after life, reincarnation, etc.”? Bishop Spong has been a champion for many social causes, including healthcare. As we know, this issue is profoundly important today and we discuss this in detail since our attitude to death could dramatically change the costs associated with the last few months of life.
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