Happy are those who live under a discipline which they accept without question, who freely obey the order of leaders, spiritual or temporal, whose word is fully accepted as unbreakable law; or those who have, by their own methods, arrived at clear and unshakable convictions about what to do and what to be that brook no possible doubt. I can only say that those who rest on such comfortable beds of dogma are victims of forms of self-induced myopia, blinkers that my make for contentment, but not of understanding what it means to be human.
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Pan’s Labyrinth: Critiquing the Cult of Unquestioning Obedience
An Enlightened Exploration of Integrity and Obedience
The Treasure and the Dross
Quote of the Day – August 24, 2010
Time for a Church for Grown-Ups
The Potential of Art and the Limits of Rigid Orthodoxy to Connect Us to the Sacred