Evangelical Veil Productions –
I grew up in the country when home delivery was the norm. Every week we had bread, milk, and even potato chips delivered to our home by guys who drove route trucks. We knew the men by their first names. The guy who drove the bakery truck even had a nickname – Happy.
The man of the house earned the bulk if not all the family income. My parents never owned a home. We paid, or I should say, my dad paid our landlord twenty dollars a month for renting our two story home on 2 acres. I remember when we got our first telephone. I still remember our phone number. Wa-9626 was a party line where you shared the same phone service with other customers in the neighborhood. Private lines came a few years later.
My family went to the same protestant church for years every week. My siblings and I were married there. We were active church members. We served as Sunday teachers, choir members, ladies’ auxiliary, board members and youth group leaders. Oh, I was also an acolyte. We were religious. Very religious.
Like everyone else there, we were preoccupied with appearance. Appearance mattered. You dressed your best, because God liked that. Right? It didn’t matter too much how you lived as long as you looked good. You acted a certain way without realizing the pretense. The best part of our wardrobe was the mask you wore. You know, it was a really good mask, because it was not noticeable since it was worn by so many. The most effective masks are of the religious genre, because it really looks good on you.
Veils, masks, etc., have one purpose. They hide your true identity while portraying another image. That pretty much covers it. It was masquerading 101. You wore the disquise and stepped into your new identity.
No wonder the hungry masses believe Christianity was invented. They have every right to feel that way. In fact, they’re right! What we are surrounded by is such a bizarre fabrication, that it has no resemblance of the rugged reality produced by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.