…I did not work by the Christian Rationalist Doctrine, I had not the happiness to get to know it and I could not; but my spirit as I was always a fighter, that faced difficult situations, I have known how to take advantage and how to improve. So today I work in the Higher Astral Pleiad… Martin Luther King Jr.

Gods and religions - by Luiz de Mattos

This chapter is directed especially at those who are willing to free themselves from their sectarian chains so that, through spiritual liberation, they will be capable of rising to regions which religious materialism will never be able to reach.

It is perfectly understandable that indians in the jungle cannot have a concept of spirituality beyond worshipping fire, lightning, the sun or animals of the lower species. They lack a basis of reasoning to dissuade them from the worshipping perplexity in which they engage.

The primary idea of god, which is rejected by the more civilised but accepted by primitive men, arises precisely under the conditions described above.

No natural law ever fails, including the law of evolution. As regards the spirit, evolution occurs - as already explained - through countless incarnations, and only by this means does reason develop on the long way to spirituality. Under the light of spirituality, mysticism loses its form, its sense, its meaning, giving way to merely what common sense and logic admit as true, based on the lessons learned in the bulky book of life.

As soon as he begins to reason, in its first stage of an incarnation in human form, the incarnate spirit already feels, although in a vague and confusing way, the existence of a Superior Intelligence which he is unable to define. Hence his inclination to worship which is fully justified by the conditions of ignorance in which he lives.

It is not difficult for an alert observer to evaluate the degree of spirituality of men by their tendency to engage in worship and by the higher or lower degrees of this tendency.

The ways of worshipping and the object of worship vary widely as conscience gradually awakens until the person is able to reject the feeling of worship.

Generally speaking, people worship in order to beg favours and protection. Therefore, worshipping translates, into ignorance and spiritual inferiority.

The first impulse to worship is felt by man in his most primitive stage as an aborigine.

From one incarnation to the next he rises to the so-called civilised classes, still entertaining this same feeling but already in a modified version, more refined to suit his social environment but, deep inside, maintaining the same thoughts and the same ideas that originated this feeling in the past

Religions always use pomp to impress followers. Most of it is meant to encourage worship.

Gods and religions
by Luiz de Mattos