I propose founding a new religion – for the “Nones” –
One that believes in “Nothing but God”
And has the kind of spiritual freedom people need –
That is, it’ll be democratic – without any prescribed theology –
Each person having an equal right to love God in their own way.
It’ll work best in cultures that value freedom –
And which have done the necessary work to root out social structures inhibiting it.
Today, however, there are many societies that “talk” about freedom
But which, from their beginnings, were structured to take it away –
So, I believe that everything related to freedom – especially in America –
Needs to be thought through again – “from scratch.”
Without freedom, a religion’s “God,” of necessity, ends up deformed –
Unfortunately, along with its followers.
To be clear, I’m not talking about the kind of freedom that can be used to undermine God –
I’m talking about the freedom to be a “child of God.”
Historically, there’s been a lot of good work accomplished on freedom –
It’s just that too many contemporary religions and secular institutions,
Visibly and invisibly,
Are still abrogating it – taking it away by force or trickery.
We need to be much clearer in our hearts and heads
To become more conscious about what truly helps us be free and what doesn’t –
From top to bottom –
We need a life of spiritual freedom –
The kind that, for now, pretty much only God enjoys!