The Child Within Us Lives! by
William Samuel pp. 379 - 381
right or left, disparage God. Why? Because their control over church people is
not complete. Exactly so, churchdom in the world unwittingly disparages the subjective
idea because the people who truly find subjectivism cannot be controlled very
well either. The subjectivist is as weird to the common man as the quantum physicist
is to the ordinary scientist. Yet, subjectivism discovered and lived will eventually
be as catalytic in the human experience and all of its institutions, and do as
much for them, as the subjectivism of quantum has done (and will do) for the sciences.
Unchallenged religion, like unchallenged government, has led to racism,
concentration camps and sycophantic, half-sleeping followers pushed into one holy
war after another. Now, another Holy War looms, perhaps the last. Only the Child
within us escapes the final oppression of exclusive externalism. "I alone am escaped
to tell thee" are the words the suffering Job heard. (We might note that the marvel
of the American system is the citizen's right to challenge external authority
when it seems wrong to him-and this right is guaranteed to him in writing by his
Church government, which generally considers itself superior
to human government, would do well to let its lowly members challenge a few of
their leaders and some of the church's ancient creeds and dogmas that have been
clearly outgrown. The humanly ungovernable Child within us will be up and out
one day very soon as linear time goes, and, when it is, every organization will
I doubt if words that tell of the Child within us could
be published in the Soviet Union where external authority is supreme. I know these
words I write could not be published by the individual in the Roman Catholic Church
or the Christian Science Church without that individual being taken to task. But
the Child within us is already free of human government, living and moving and
having Its being in our heart of hearts!
Now, the knowledge of the Child
doesn't mean that we-as the rediscovered Child-don't vote or support our church
and country. We don't withdraw from anything. It means more nearly that we are
viewed as a peculiar people, not quite so governable by external authorities and
their institutions. We will be taken to task by everyone who hears and fears our
Self-discovery. The prophets saw this coming-as did Jesus. "Blessed are you when
men shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you
falsely" (for the Child's sake).
The point being made here? That church
governments anywhere in the world, including the United States, are just as dictatorial
and demeaning, when they feel threatened, as any secular government has ever been.
The recognition of the Child within us is coming soon to challenge all exclusively
objective modes of mind. The egocentric turf protectors, the priests, rabbis and
ministers clutching their numbers, will bellow and shout and bring their houses
down on their heads because the people they lead like sheep will perceive that
the Child is indeed alive within themselves as it is in us. And exactly as the
prophets said, "... great will be (the Child's) reward in heaven, for so persecuted
they the prophets before you."
Bottom line: It is natural for the objective
world to try to hold to the status quo and to subdue the subjective idea if it
can. Subjectivism has been put down successfully by churchdom many times before.
It was a subjective uprising within Judaism that gave birth to Christianity. But
what do the rabbis teach about the subjective idea today? That it is dangerous!
Judaism warns the rabbis who would like to explore the deep things of God that
subjectivism can safely be studied only with a proven prophet. And what do the
organized Christian sects teach of subjectivism? See for yourself. Virtually nothing.
Now that the physical sciences are in the process of rediscovering metaphysics
once more, in quantum mechanics, it remains to be seen what they will do with
it; but if the past forty years are an indication, there seems little reason to
doubt the prophets' predictions. Perhaps it is poetic justice that it may very
well be the concretized egotism of mankind, led by its organizational leaders-ministers,
rabbis, mullahs and priests who know nothing of subjectivism whatever-who, with
their frightened, uneducated flocks, will appear to do the "devil's" final work
of tearing down the houses whose foundations lie on objective sand.
information is arriving now. The world is being flooded with information that
is certain to induce new modes of thought, if mankind is to survive the upheaval.
The old things will certainly pass away. There will be a new heaven and earth
to be seen with the eyes because it is here already, unseen.
within us survives. Those of us who have found that Child will be non-judgmental
onlookers, doing what we have been given to do to help our new world. And we will
do it against great odds-successfully.