Atomic Jesus Supernaturalist
Masks of Religion
Religion is not worship. Religion is a mask. Masks of religion can be seen in many forms of ritual and tradition developed as "religion" in every culture of humanity. Masks of religion disguise the singular need every living Soul feels in a yearning desire for relief from terror of the Great Unknown.
The unknown realms of existence are always greater than the known realms. In this present day of science and technology, there are many categories of detailed information. But no matter how complete the list of facts pertaining to any category, there will always be more to know. In a cosmos derived of merely human understanding, nothing is ever complete. The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed more of The Great Unknown than any human creature had ever imagined could exist.
Masks of religion disguise the terror of the Soul in its body of flesh. Approximately two-thousand years ago, the incarnate Christ of the living God, a.k.a. Jesus of Nazareth, began to settle the confusion of this old world's religious devices. Christ's work continues to this day, "not by might (of human endeavor) not by power (of humanistic intellectualization) but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts."
However a Soul-in-flesh may doubt the Presence of God in Spirit does not affect the supernatural fact: God Himself has sworn to abide in the Earth as a comfort to His people. Who are God's people? Those who worship Him "in Spirit and in truth." How does a human creature find this way of worship? By resorting to The Secret Office of Prayer in the Name of Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth, a.k.a. the Christ of God, ordered prayers to be offered "in secret." Secret means private, unpublicized, absolutely personal, and unknown to anyone except the penitent Soul and God Alone.
In secret, the Spirit of God leads the sincerely worshipful Soul into realms of understanding that are impossible for humanistic disciplines of "religion" to comprehend. In secret, the Christ-Spirit will surely enlighten any living Soul who has sense enough (and is sincere enough) to understand that there is nothing but confusion in the habits, traditions, rituals of religion. The old habits of mere religion are hard to break but in the end they will be broken and swept away.
This page was created on March 22nd 2003.