I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.

Your ChurchI do not fully agree with this quote, but do agree with the direction it is leading.  My point is that truth dwells within your soul, i.e. at the depth of your being.  Only if you listen to that will your heart be true.

And only if you think in accord with what such a heart knows, will your mind be clear, true, and pure.  Only then will it be your genuine Church.

No matter how well intended, a mind overtaken by creed is no Church. Just as a church overtaken by creed, is no house of God.

No matter how pious it presents itself to be, a life lived in servitude to such superficiality is not a path to God.  It is a path to the underworld.  It is the path, not of the righteous, but of the coward fancying himself righteous, but setting himself up for a terrible awakening to come.

To live true to the whispers of your soul is to live true to your God.  It is a path strewn with the temptations of simplistic ways out that present themselves as proper, yet lead to a barren wasteland.

A mind not in accord with the heart of your being is not your Church.  It offers innumerable rationalizations, which are, in actuality, only escape hatches to oblivion.

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