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The problem is the tendency of people to trust authority


The problem is this: the tendency of people to trust authority. They trust the psychologist and the psychiatrist. That is a terrible mistake. They trust their church, the minister, the preacher. That is a terrible mistake. They trust their teacher or professor. That is a terrible mistake. They trust the politician. That is a terrible mistake. They trust the government official. That is a terrible mistake. They trust the journalist. That is a terrible mistake. Why all this trusting? Well, man is a natural-born follower. He prefers following. He doesn’t like to lead. He wants others to tell him what is true and where to go. He has no confidence in his own powers for ascertaining the truth. He will believe another person before he will believe his own mind, his own sense, his own intuition. In addition, he is lazy. He doesn’t like to think. It is too much work, too much trouble. He was given a mind and the necessary resources for finding the truth but he prefers to let others do the work of thinking. He always looks to others for truth instead of going to his own resources. Man is a creature of impulse, not of reason. Impulse is the easy way. Thought and reason is the hard way. Man has a strong preference for the easy way. And, besides, Truth is not that important to him. He is not willing to invest a lot of effort into finding it. And so he lives in a world of lie, falsehood, and deception.

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd.” Instead of following Jesus, mankind has a strong tendency to follow false shepherds, bad shepherds. Instead of God’s way, they prefer Satan’s way.

Everywhere Europe goes, America is sure to follow. There is some lag, but America is sure to follow. It is the same phenomenon. People following people. American intellectual and political leaders following European intellectual and political leaders. The blind following the blind. People don’t think for themselves. They follow others.

Aug 2016

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