Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Give Me Submission Or Give Me Death

I'm from the United States of America and one of the buzz-words in America is "liberty".

Today's quote from Reality claims that liberty is not what we should strive to attain.

Apparently, our proper goal is "submission".

Just sounds dead wrong to a "modern" ear, eh?

So how well are our terribly modern theories of how to live serving our needs?

Many modern folk seeking liberty will deny the following quote. I have a strong tendency to believe they haven't hit 55 years of age yet...

"Consider the pettiness of men’s minds. They ask for that which injureth them, and cast away the thing that profiteth them. They are, indeed, of those that are far astray. We find some men desiring liberty, and priding themselves therein. Such men are in the depths of ignorance.

"Liberty must, in the end, lead to sedition, whose flames none can quench. Thus warneth you He Who is the Reckoner, the All- Knowing. Know ye that the embodiment of liberty and its symbol is the animal. That which beseemeth man is submission unto such restraints as will protect him from his own ignorance, and guard him against the harm of the mischief-maker. Liberty causeth man to overstep the bounds of propriety, and to infringe on the dignity of his station. It debaseth him to the level of extreme depravity and wickedness."

Bahá’u’lláh: The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, paragraphs 122-123, p. 63

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