...alienated from our divinity. Then we are alienated from the institution that claims to be in touch with the divinity because we don't believe it anymore. Christ rose from the dead, founded the church, and so on? But what if he didn't rise from the dead? Was he really what he claimed to be? Born of a virgin, true God and the true man and all that? Suppose you doubt that. Okay, the truth is taken away from you. The institution has taken divinity out of the world, put you in a relationship to it through an institution itself, and now the institution is gone, so you don't have any relationship to divinity at all. This is thoroughgoing alienation.