“In the olden days, the idea was that individuals were too weak and sinful to have a meaningful dialogue with God. So, systems were developed whereby people had to use a third party to communicate with God. Once you had a third party, then all the rules, guilt, and obligations came into play. Now we have a system where there are millions of people on the earth plane who believe that the God Force is within them and they are spiritually free, while others still believe they are weak and that God is outside of them, so they need someone to intercede on their behalf.
It doesn’t mean that you can’t be part of a church if you want to be. But control is a very old-fashioned idea, so it had better be a liberal church. Some people enjoy the camaraderie, the friendship, the music, the hymns and the hers, they like begin taught by a knowledgeable holy man or woman. Fair enough – if that’s what you’re into. But the thing to remember is that most of these systems are NOT designed to set you free.”
Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”
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