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“Ellen white explains: ‘The discipline of a human being who has reached the years of intelligence should differ from the training of a dumb animal… it is not God's purpose that any mind should be thus dominated. Those who weaken or destroy individuality assume a responsibility that can result only in evil. While under authority, the children may appear like well- drilled soldiers; but when the control ceases, the character will be found to lack strength and steadfastness.’ Ed. 288

All this illustrates what I have previously said about the two types of religion. If religion only fosters a dependency upon some parental or ecclesiastical authority, if it causes you to put your mind in neutral, if it calls for blind unreasonable belief, then it may well deserve the charge of its critics that it is the ‘enemy of morality.’ A religion worth transmitting is a careful consideration of the evidence, a studied shift from external human authority to the internal authority of the enlightened conscience.” (Roger Dudley, Passing on the Torch, 1986, p.64)

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