In a theocracy, people become afraid to think. Because, to question and to think means to subvert one's belief system. It is better to have all of the answers than some of the questions, say these people.
There is the fear of being drawn into polemics as well as into the complexities of things that make authoritarianism the best alternative. It is this feeling that makes those in power produce more and more "truth-polices".
We must begin to become scientists and philosophers that will inquire into the practice and the future of theocratic states. We must engineer a 'renaissance' in the practice of statehood.
7 Mar 2005
From Singaland looking at how indoctrination is created and how it can be undermined. Singaland is an intelligent blog, well written and well argued.