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Leo Tolstoy: the Christian religion is a Jewish sect
Leo Tolstoy: the Christian religion is a Jewish sect

People live peacefully with each other and act in agreement only when they are united by the same worldview: they equally understand the goal and purpose of their activities.

The Christian religion, clothed in solemn forms, for a long time met the moral and mental requirements of European peoples. But it represented a very unreasonable and internally contradictory combination of the most basic and eternal truths about human life.

The further life progressed, the more the peoples were enlightened, the more and more obvious became the internal contradiction in this religion, its groundlessness, inconsistency and uselessness. This went on for centuries, and in our time it has come to the point that the Christian religion adheres only to inertia, is no longer recognized by anyone and does not fulfill the main external influence inherent in religion on the people: the union of people in one worldview, one common understanding of the purpose and purpose of life.

I know that what I have to say now is precisely that the church faith, which for centuries has been professed and is now professed by millions of people under the name of Christianity, is nothing more than a very crude Jewish sect that has nothing to do with true Christianity, - will seem to people who profess in words the teachings of this sect, not only incredible, but the height of the most terrible blasphemy.

But I can't help but say this. I must say, because in order for people to be able to take advantage of the great blessing that true Christian teaching gives us, we need, first of all, to free ourselves from that disconnected, false and, most importantly, deeply immoral teaching that has hidden from us the true Christian teaching.

The teaching that hid the teaching of Christ from us is the teaching of Paul [Paulianism], set forth in his epistles and which became the basis of church teaching. This teaching is not only not the teaching of Christ, but is the teaching directly opposite to it.

One has only to carefully read the Gospels, not paying special attention to everything that bears the stamp of superstitious insertions made by the compilers, such as the miracle of Cana of Galilee, resurrections, healings, the casting out of demons and the resurrection of Christ himself, and dwelling on what is simple, clear, understandable and is internally connected by the same thought - and then read the epistles of Paul, at least recognized as the best, so that it becomes clear that complete disagreement that cannot but exist between the universal, eternal teaching of the simple, holy man Jesus with the practical temporary, local, unclear confused, pompous and counterfeiting the existing evil by the teachings of the Pharisee Paul.

Christianity and Paulianism

- The essence of Christ's teaching is simple, clear, accessible to everyone and can be expressed in one word: man is the son of God.

- The essence of Paul's teaching is artificial, dark and completely incomprehensible to any person who is free from hypnosis [a person is a slave to his masters].

- The basis of Christ's teaching is that the main and only duty of man is the fulfillment of the will of God, that is, love for people.

- The basis of Paul's teaching is that man's only duty is to believe that Christ, by his death, atoned for and atones for the sins of people.

- According to the teachings of Christ, the reward for transferring one's life into the spiritual essence of each person is the joyful freedom of this consciousness of union with God.

- According to Paul's teaching, the reward of a good life is not here, but in the future, posthumous state. According to Paul's teaching, one must live a good life, most importantly, in order to receive a reward for it “there”.

The basis of Christ's teaching is truth, meaning is the purpose of life

Paul's teachings are based on calculation and fantasy

Even more different conclusions follow from such different foundations.


- Christ says that people should not wait for rewards and punishments in the future and should, like workers at the owner, understand their purpose, fulfill it.

- Paul's teaching is based on the fear of punishment and promises of rewards, ascension to heaven, or on the most immoral position that if you believe, you will get rid of sins, you are sinless [fear of punishment and the position that he who believes is sinless].

Where the gospel recognizes the equality of all people and says - what is great before people, an abomination before God. Paul teaches obedience to authorities by acknowledging them from God, so that those who oppose authority are opposed to God's ordinance.

The gospel says that people are all equal. Paul knows slaves and tells them to obey their masters.

Christ says: "Do not swear at all and give to Caesar only what is Caesar's, but what God’s is your soul - do not give to anyone."

Paul says: “Let every soul be submissive to the higher authorities: for there is no power except from God; the existing authorities from God are established”(Rom. XIII, 1, 2).

But not only these opposite teachings of Christ and Paul show the incompatibility of the great, universal teaching, with the petty, sectarian, casual, fervent preaching of an unenlightened, self-confident and petty-vainglorious, boastful and clever Jew.

This incompatibility cannot be obvious to every person who has perceived the essence of the great Christian teaching. Meanwhile, a number of accidental reasons made this insignificant and false teaching take the place of the great eternal and true teaching of Christ and even for many centuries hid it from the consciousness of most people.

True, at all times there were people among Christian nations who understood Christian teaching in its true meaning, but these were only exceptions. Most of the so-called Christians, especially after the authority of the church had recognized the writings of Paul as an indisputable work of the holy spirit, believed that it was precisely this immoral and confused teaching, which, as a result, amenable to the most arbitrary interpretation, was the real teaching of God himself. Christ.

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