Connecting the cross
The Sons of God featuring Amit Sen

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Man has always, in one way or another, turned to the other-wordly in hisattempts to deal with the angst of being aware of the inevitable end toall our lives that is death. This awareness of death and the concomitantfear of it has been the natural starting point for all religious creeds;the fashioning of an explanation, the possibility of some consolation,the dampening of the worst anguish. This has always come at a cost,however. Right from the beginning, organising remedies against the fearof death was a viable option for anyone wanting to gain power over hisfellow men. Out of this, religion was born, and it is no coincidencethat all religions have been organised alongside and walked in step withthe interests of the worldly powers-that-be. An ingenious method forthose who thought that they might achieve immortality by taking on therole of earthly god. A devilishly clever manipulative trick which tothis day, and now perhaps more than ever (!), makes people abandon theirindividual lives and entrust them to someone who claims to be God´srepresentative on earth. There are no God´s representatives on earth! Weare all God and equally people with the same unquestionable worth,wherever we may be in the world and on the social ladder. God is notoutside us, God is in us all and we can all say: I am God! But today weare witnessing a more comprehensive monopolisation than ever before ofthis interpretive privilege. Perhaps this is due to the growing iniquityand insecurity in the world. - The arrogance of it! And what a cleverway to manipulate and preserve the iniquitous social structure!

Recorded at the Amit Sen Church Studio in Hammenhög, Sweden, September2004.

Time: 61´ 12´´