The padres set great store by addressing prayer to personal gods Genuine prayer exists only in religions in which there is a God as a person and a shape and endowed with a will.That was stated by a famous Protestant. The anarch does not want to have anything to do with that conception. As for the One God while he may be able to shape persons he is not a person himself and the he is already a patriarchal prejudice.A neuter One is beyond our grasp while man converses ten with the Many Gods on equal terms whether as their inventor or as their discoverer. In any case it is man who named the gods. This is not to be confused with a high level soliloquy. Divinity must without a doubt be inside us and recognized as being inside us otherwise we would have no concept of gods.
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Religio as we know harks back to a word re-ligio meaning bond and that is precisely what the anarch rejects. He does not go in for Moses with the Ten Commandments or indeed for any prophets. Nor does he wish to hear anything concerning gods or rumors about them except as a historian - or unless they appear to him. That is when the conflicts begin.So if I state in order to pray I am following an innate instinct that is no weaker than the sexual drive - in fact even stronger. The two are alike insofar as foul things can happen when they are suppressed.
Regarding the need to pray the anarch is again no different from anyone else. But he does not like to attach himself. He does not squander his best energies. He accepts no substitute for his gold. He knows his freedom and also what it is worth its weight in. The equation balances when he is offered something credible. The result is ONE.There can be no doubt that gods have appeared not only in ancient times but even late in history they feasted with us and fought at our sides. But what good is the splendor of bygone banquets to a starving man What good is the clinking of gold that a poor man hears through the wall of time The gods must be called.The anarch lets all this be he can bide his time. He has his ethos but not morals. He recognizes lawfulness but not the law he despises rules. Whenever ethos goes into shalts and shalt-nots it is already corrupted. Still it can harmonize with them depending on location and circumstances briefly or at length just as I harmonize here with the tyrant for as long as I like.One error of the anarchists is their belief that human nature is intrinsically good. They thereby castrate society just as the theologians God is goodness castrate the Good Lord.