"Few things make us angrier as human beings than seeing other people getting away with things without punishment. That’s why we needed to crucify Jesus, so that somebody would pay for all that sin."
" ... Let’s acknowledge the Discipline is not divinely inspired Scripture. Who is the author of this book? Several hundred people, clergy and laity, working through translators in nine different languages, meet every four years, and after considerable rancor, debate that involves no listening whatsoever, and back-room manipulation, and in an exhausted, cranky mood, we finally take a vote, and the winner, maybe with nothing more than 50 percent plus one of those votes, becomes the Discipline.