By trickery, fraud and falsehood, forced upon the ignorant masses as the “Word of God,” the Church enveloped man in a psychic atmosphere that constrained him to believe that he is hopelessly lost in the thraldom of sin, and headed for the most horrific perdition and punishment possible to imagine, unless he meekly and slavishly acknowledges all this to be true, and cringingly clings to the gown of a mythical Savior, presented by the Church as the only begotten Son of an anthropomorphic God (Jn. 3:16), which was invented to serve as a terrifying monster to scare the wits, common sense and reason out of humanity.
Man has been born and reared in this atmospheric ocean of fraud and falsehood so long, and subjected to this degrading and hideous superstition for so many ages, that he is saturated with it thru and thru, to the point where no other line of thought, or the Light of Truth, can reach him–exactly as the Church has it planned.
This “sinner of darkness,” whose powers of analytical reasoning have been befogged ever since his infancy, is so hopelessly engulfed in the treachery and trickery of the Church, that he is afraid to consider and weigh any other philosophy, feeling sure in advance that it cannot be true, and that to hearken to and heed it would only add to his future punishment, torment and torture.
This deceived man prays for peace in a world of strife, resulting from the struggle for power of the various religions, factions, systems, and organizations, and believes that the gospel Jesus will some day float in on the clouds, solve everything, and reign for 1,000 happy years (Rev. 20:4).
There is little hope or help for the deceived, unthinking masses so long as the Church can hold them in such abject slavery, and make them believe the lies and falsehoods it teaches, and which are repudiated by the Bible itself.
~from “The Soul’s Secret” by Hilton Hotema
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