Sinners have a quality of innocence which saints don’t have. They are very calculating, very cunning. What they are doing in their saintliness is just purchasing some good land, some good house, some bank account in the other world. They are so greedy that they are not satisfied with this beautiful planet and this beautiful dance of life. Sinners are non-greedy people, they rejoice in small things – a beautiful woman, delicious food, just a little drink; and they are so happy to dance and sing and celebrate. These are the real salt of the earth. They are needed. And saints are needed so that you can avoid them.
But remember, everything in this world has its own place and has its own dignity, and by your judgment you are destroying the dignity of someone, you are interfering into somebody’s territory.
A man who is full of judgment becomes ugly, become unbearable. A man without judgment is always welcomed by everyone because he will never interfere into your territory, he will never trespass your spirituality and your dignity.
All your judgments are coming from the priesthood in the name of God. God cannot do it by himself because he is a lie; he does not exist, he has never existed. But priests go on supporting the lie, it is their very profession. If God is exposed completely then the priests have no way to continue their exploitation of humanity. They are selling God to almost the whole of humanity – a God which does not exist.
I have heard about a shop in New York which was advertising: “We have manufactured invisible hairpins.”
Certainly there were queues of women. Invisible hairpins? No woman can resist the temptation.
One woman looked into the box when she got it – of course the invisible pins you cannot see – seeing the box empty, she asked the salesman, “Are you sure that there are invisible hairpins inside?”
He said, “To be frank with you, we have run out of invisible hairpins for almost two weeks, but the empty boxes are selling. But the truth is, there are no invisible pins, and only empty boxes were selling from the very beginning.”
You can sell invisible pins to people…and God is the most invisible thing in the world. Perhaps some day we may invent invisible pins, but God cannot be manufactured. And a God manufactured by us will not be much of a God. We would like to change the model every year, and those who are super-rich would like to change every six months.
But because God is nowhere to be found, the priests can go on thriving on the business. They know perfectly well – they are the only people who know – that God does not exist. But they cannot say it because what will happen to their whole profession? A millions-of-years-old profession, supporting millions of priests around the world – and they are the highest people everywhere. They don’t want to lose it, they don’t want to miss their whole business.