“Faith and moral teachings”
In politics, there are feudalistic and liberal politics. Religion is the same. Most of the existing established religions are feudal in their nature. For example, their teachings are based on moralism, telling you what to do and what not to do. This kind of religion is feudalistic, narrow-minded and is a shojo one. Contrary to these religions, our religion does not have any moral teachings and is truly liberal in its nature.
Moral teachings in religion work just like laws in our society, and controlling people through laws is not ideal. If you are truly righteous, you would not commit any evil regardless of where you are, even if there were no laws and regulations. If you are this kind of person, you are a true human being.
Moral teachings, therefore, are laws of religion. If you cannot act righteously without moral teachings, it means that you do not have true faith. Having said that, when humanity is in a barbaric and uncivilized state, human intelligence is low and people cannot grasp what religion truly is, hence the need to control evil through moral teachings.
It is clear then that in a highly civilized culture, people reach a level where they can understand the true will of God, and religion does not need to punish, namely, to have moral teachings. I assert that only this kind of religion is qualified to construct a paradise on earth in which a true and everlasting peace prevails.
(Tengoku no Ishizue, Shūkyō (jō):303, December 17, 1949)