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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Misapplication of Obedience

Obedience is not a popular concept in today's society because of its misapplication. Some persons see it as a means to exercise unlimited power. The demand for obedience can be seen as a weapon to restrict thought and behavior by governments, religious institutions, and in the home and educational institutions. No one would deny the possibilities attributed to the misuse of obedience.

There are at least two extreme reactions to this misuse. One is acted out by the persons who defy anyone to tell them what they can do or think. The other reaction occurs when obedience demands the upholding of a false interpretation of truth..e.g., as one who accepts blindly only those Teachings of the Bahá'í Faith that he or she is told to accept, thereby mutilating the important Bahá'í principle of Independent Investigation of Truth. Both extreme reactions distort the reality of Obedience as put forth in the Bahá'í Teachings. Read full

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thought provoking