Religion without Knowledge
"Without Knowledge, religion becomes rules and prescriptions, admonitions, and invariably turns into a form of great oppression for the people. Given at the outset perhaps to help them organize their thinking and their lives, it becomes a yoke to harness them, and the spiritual light goes out of their lives.
This is not God’s intention. God’s intention is that people will discover the great endowment of Knowledge that the Lord of the universe, the Lord of countless religions and races in the universe, has bestowed upon this world. But when Knowledge is lost, fear and imagination take over. Confusion reigns. People are corralled to work and to live in servitude. Such has been the case throughout the history of the human family."
- The Pure Religion, Chapter 1: The Pure Religion