I have no problem with religion, and I grew up with a strong curiosity about spiritual matters, but my searching took me away from church and community worship to the internal journey. Before my recovery began, I found my God in music and the arts, with writers like Hermann Hesse, and musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. What do creeds matter, what possible difference does it make to anyone today whether the doctrine of the resurrection is correct or incorrect, or the miracles, they don't happen nowadays, but very queer things do that concern us much more. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
Does not a great number a feelings determine a common feeling formed by the parts that compose it? Once Truth can no longer be known, but felt, doesn't that feeling become truer than a small part of it that is felt only by one individual? The religious factor will always have its own status even if, by referencing it to another religious factor of national or worldwide level, it can be underlined a mere influence compared to the latter and not a religion itself. I could name the example of certain groups that become profoundly religious without creating new religions, but by becoming sects of one religion or another. Such examples are numerous. To conclude, any group whose members unite their own individual divinities under the auspices of a social divinity form a religion, even if in reference to other worldwide religions, it is deemed a mere influence, it is still called religion. . This is why, no matter how much man wants to get rid of religion, he will not be able to do so until he renounces for good its own social life, by denying his past, which is deemed impossible.
If churches will disappear, what will replace them? The answer is simple: Man will replace them! Only then will the man turn towards his own Self and wonder: what was the use of so much suffering? All these millennia of suffering had a meaning, and if they did, what was that meaning? Does anyone benefit from this sense? And Man will fall again in the darkness of the beginnings of his self, knowing that no meaning can be a meaning because all the paths finally lead to nowhere, to the vanity of the non-Knowledge to which Knowledge is referenced to, that everything is an Image, an Illusion, that all the Knowledge is an Image, an Illusion, and no matter how many meanings it seems to have at a certain time, they will disappear as the smoke carried away by the winds to nowhere. They will disappear because the so-called great and ineffable Knowledge does not even have clay legs, but smoke legs, because it is based on non-Knowledge and thus it becomes non-Knowledge too as non-Knowledge becomes its own Knowledge because it is based on Knowledge and thus it gets to know its own non-Knowledge, its own vanity in these infinite worlds where stars shine or die and time grows younger as the increasing spaces collapse over the laws of the worlds becoming Void and Being.
What is holy for us, humans, now? What can we love the most in this first century of the third millennium, in these first years of this millennium than images of the crucifixion of a Man, of the Son of a Man? Why do we love so much this image with such a cruel destiny and not other images? It is because if the fact that we identify to that cruel Destiny, we become complementary to it and thus that destiny is a part of our life and our existence as unitary whole with ourselves, who we are sacrificed with the same aggressiveness on the altar of the love of this world, which is itself Love! This is why we people believe in the church of that image with a Cruel Destiny, we bow before it and we pray because the image is sacred to our souls because they too feel sacrificed on a huge cross of destiny of each one of us. What must we do? Must we change the crucified image of the Christ or change ourselves in order to change the crucified image? We all want not to have anymore this cruel destiny of our existence, where the world of love is a world of crimes, villainesses and thefts of all kinds. How can we chase these miseries away of our world without chasing ourselves out of it? Such a sad world in which, I say it with sorrow, the ultimate form of love, which is Holiness represents a Christ crucified on the wood of a cross, thirsty and mocked which receives vinegar to quench his thirst. This Christ is us now, this Christ is the man nowadays and the man of the past centuries that lost his Sacred Self in the mists of his own history. This Christ will have to be replaced in us by each one of us, but not by force and not to put something else instead. No! In the place of this Christ, there will always have to be an empty place, to remind us eternally from where we left, to know where the loss of the Sacred Self can lead to.
I'm not entirely sure, but I'm pretty sure that you can be fairly sure that there is absolutely nothing you can be sure of. If you take the time to think about it all, you start to realize that absolutely everything we experience might not even be real. For instance, it is actually possible that our thoughts might not be entirely our own. Our words have no absolute meaning. In example, when someone mentions the color green it can be assumed that everyone would think of a green color but it can also be assumed that they are not all thinking of the same shade of green. Any time you come to a conclusion about something you are probably wrong or at least not entirely correct. Why else would there be so many varying philosophies, religions and social concepts and always more to come. It can be assumed that we can't know everything about everything for sure.
Source: I'm as sure as I can be that this quote came from my own mind through my finger tips and onto the world wide web.