committed by religion are truly sinister, but an even worse offense
is its pretense as an official institution of the Creator. This
explains how rational and sane seekers are lured and trapped
by religion. But what makes religious people so insanely zealous
to commit or condone such extreme acts of intolerance and violence
- in the name of God?
The answer to
this behavior is extremely subtle.
religious followers of the superiority of their religion are
the same factors that convinced them of God's reality in the
by definition, have a deep and abiding belief in a Divine Sovereign.
They began their journey for truth and meaning led by this conviction.
But what turned their quest of sincerity and innocence into
the slavish nightmare of religion? How were they seduced away
from the True Path, to the dead-end of religion?.
provide a captivating and elaborate theology designed to connect
with and confirm the seeker's instinctive beliefs. These groups
all have a leader whose unique position of enlightenment assures
them of their god's vision.
the religious organization provides a social means to interact
with those of similar commitment. Finally, these groups all teach
the exclusivity of their religion; that all others are infidels,
whose only hope is conversion.
have the overall effect of a false sense of security, reinforced
by fear of moving from underneath the umbrella of divine
But it is
the candlelight from the grips of innocent seekers and designs
gods of its own. Religion makes use of creeds, rituals, traditions,
symbols, special buildings, special seating, special titles,
special clothing, including some superstitions that its followers
must generally comply with.
But the greatest
of religion's errors is its failure to resolve man's greatest
need: to be reunited with his Maker.
As we shall see,
God places no religious burdens on seekers, nor has He any need
for the religious devices of men.
The Only Reliable
Path to God —is God
not through religion - then how can we know the way to God?
must come from a divine Source.
The only requirement
that God places on seekers is that they at least believe that