[As with many of Robert Anton Wilson's letters written in this period, the header allows many different items to be checked, such as "Discordian Society Proper" and "House of the Rising Hodge." In this case, "Immediate release to all media" is checked, so naturally I reproduce it here -- Tom]
June 16, 1988
Thanks for the latest Lion's Den mailing, which was most stimulating, like all your productions.
I suggest that you and Bill Johnson should each write a commentary on the following verses (all from the late and disputed King James version, admittedly, but interesting nontheless):
Luke 3:38 -- "...Adam which was the son of God."
Ephesians 4:16 -- "...one God and father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."
Romans 8:14 -- "For as many are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God..."
Romans 8:17 -- "...we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs: heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ..."
John 10:34 -- "Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are Gods."
1 John 3:2 -- "Beloved, now we are the sons of God, and it doth not appear what we shall be..."
As I say King James is late and corrupt etc. but taking these (and similar) verses as some kind of approximations of the original, it would appear to a simple mind like mine that the original Christian teaching was identical with Hinduism in holding each self to be Divine.
When you and Bill have written your comments, send one to me, send one to the Department of Mental Health for South Carolina, and nail one to the church door like Martin Luther.
I just got back from Europe. Astounding experience, as always. Ireland, Wales, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria are all totally desegregated. Smokers and nonsmokers sit at the same table in restaurants, stand together at bars, dance together, even get married and have sex together...Incredible from an American point of view. Perhaps it means that desegregation is possible even here some day in the far future?