Friday, 11 May 2018

QotD: On the value of obedience to compulsion


"The great danger of politics is its use of compulsion. The great danger of religion is its rationalisation of compulsion. Any belief system that prizes obedience to commands as a priority, is a natural fit with a politics of compulsion."
~ philosopher Stephen Hicks, from his article 'Is the Politico-Religious Complex Dead?'.
[Hat tip Vinay Kolhatkar]
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1 comment:

  1. When you get past the age where the system can do too much damage to you, the need to obey lessens dramatically. Its good. Refusal to be compelled is only part of it though >> its better if you take on entire rotten departments like the Ministry of Social Dystopia, and you can do this better if you have no dependents.

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