Exposing the false gods that feed on superstition

Stop That Journey—This Is the Way!

From time immemorial many people around the world, whether educated or not, whether Christians, Moslems, pagans, young or old, male or female, have flocked in large numbers to the altars of many gods. Millions today possess fetish idols in their pockets; around their necks, waists, or fingers; in the farthest corners of their storage boxes; on their ceilings or walls; buried near their houses; under their beds; or carefully razored into their skins. Many believe, openly or secretly, that they can be influenced, poisoned, or harmed by "devils."

Even baseless superstitions are too often accepted as gods. To mention a few: the forces of the graveyards, magic, spiritualism, juju, sacrifices, fortune-telling, invocations and evocations, witches, illusionism, fetishisms, hypnotism. But these are not the products of the one supreme God, divine Spirit. They are false gods that feed on superstition, poverty, ignorance, and failure that begets more failures.

Many people ignorantly curse the power of the all-knowing God because they mistakenly believe His power to be evil. Yet an understanding of Him would solve the problems of limitation, suffering, and humiliation all around us. The tragedy of this time is that although man was created to express God, Life, the world appears to be ravaged by wars, disease, poverty, superstition, hate, anger, fear, and envy. Men and women, who through obedience to God could be the masters of their own destiny, find themselves crawling under the heavy burden of blind fate—playthings of visible and so-called invisible forces—exposed to acceptance of dire, retributive penalties by belief in many gods. They stumble on, hopelessly in ignorance of their real nature and identity.

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June 19, 1976

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