"religion is like a walking stick. when you are young, you need help from your parents to walk. when you are old you need a cane. when you are a healthy adult, you have no need for a cane; if you try to run, it will only hinder you. all religions are like that; touch God directly, and you will have no need of them."
john chang The Magus Of Java, Teachings of an Authentic Taoist Immortal, Kosta Danaos, p. 123