“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother,
he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen,
how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”
– John 4:20 King James Version, Holy Bible
They were armed with the knowledge that it was war that drove their forefathers underground, eventually giving rise to a civilization that only knew peace. And they knew that if war emerged on such a grand scale, many above ground would seek safety in bomb shelters below, and it would not be long before One World was found. It was not the people the elders were leery of, but of what those people would bring. For as soon as it became known that art was their spiritual healing, the religious right would come from every direction. With Bibles waiving, they would began to preach to the peaceful people of One World, convincing them that they knew the way to salvation and that their religion was the one of peace. The elders knew they had to do something, and it had to be above ground. For if world war erupted, their world of peace would be found. – from The Religious Right
Say the name of God and silence will fall across the room or tension will fill the air or blood will boil beyond repair. Call out the name of Allah and all bets are off. Mention in a social discussion that you believe man is the driving force, and the word heathen symbolically surrounds your aura.
I have neither the credentials nor the knowledge nor the presumed pedigree to cast judgement on whatever you believe. I believe in God, but to religions I do not practice, that very well may not be enough. There are rules to follow in order to reach salvation, and it matters not if the rules were directed by the apostles or by the founders of the church, damned to eternal brimstone and fire, if the rules are not obeyed. Say the name of God and if we are not around others of similar minds, count the seconds until the room begins to squirm.
It matters not to whom we pray, prayer at the wrong time of day or not said in the right way will not be answered anyway. And the evolutionist say, prayers have no chance of being heard because God does not exist for there is only man. Say the name of God and the crowd will thin. Avoiding confrontation but saving the good word for only them. Those who stick around, roll up our sleeves and prepare to throw down. There is only one way to reach the promised land – we honestly believe – giving no credence to our brethren who believe in the one way that they seek.
Say the name of God and be ridiculed as blasphemy, for in some Religions only a chosen few can communicate directly with Thee. It does not matter to modern man that we all believe in peace and doing the right thing. Walk this way or be doomed. Seven hail marys or be consumed. Pray facing the east, church on Sundays, the Book of Mormon, the Holy Bible or the Qur’an. Buddha, Jehovah, Yahweh or Christ, shout out the wrong name and lightning may strike twice.
A Higher Power or spiritual force is meant to be a unifying being and comforting source. A House of Worship should welcome the sick and downtrodden, not turn away sinners of whom man has deemed rotten. Say the name of God, then live by the sword if I be lifted up, I will draw men unto myself to lift the name of Jesus for there is tranquility within ourselves when we practice what we preach.