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thousand royal ofRcials who, under the pretense of being spiritual guides for the people, trick them out of the high- est thing in life, which is, the solicitude about one's self, and the need which would surely of itself find a teacher or minister after its own mind; whereas now the need â€” and it is just the growth of this sense, of a need which gives life its highest significance â€” whereas now this need does not arise at all, but on the contrary is forestalled by being satisfied long before it can arise. And this is the way, they claim, this is the way to continue the work which the Savior of Mankind did begin â€” stunting the human race as they do. And why is this so? Because there happen to be a thousand and one royal officials who have to support their families by furnishing what is called â€” spiritual guid- ance for men's souls !
THE CHRISTIANITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT; THE CHRIS-
ITANITY OF "CHRISTENDOM"
(No. V, 4)
The intention of Christianity was : to change every- thing.
The result, the Christianity of "Christendom" is: every- thing, literally everything, remained as it had been, with just the difference that to everything was affixed the at- tribute "Christian" â€” and for the rest (strike up, fiddlers!) we live in Heathendom â€” so merrily, so merrily the dance goes around; or, rather, we live in a Heathendom made more refined by the help of Life Everlasting and by help of the thought that, after all, it is all Christian!
Try it, point to what you will, and you shall see that I am right in my assertion.
If what Christianity demanded was chastity, then away with brothels! But the change is that the brothels have remained just as they did in Heathendom, and the propor- tion of prostitutes remained the same, too; to be sure, they became "Christian" brothels! A brothel-keeper is a "Christian" brothel-keeper, he is a Christian as well as we