posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 04:23 AM
reply to post by Aphorism
Speaking religiously, or spiritually, the act of disobedience was not the only act committed.
Moses disobeyed the traditions of Egyptian polytheism by obeying Jewish tradition
The Buddha disobeyed the Brahmans of Hinduism by obeying the wheel of Dharma
Jesus disobeyed the Roman/Jewish system by obeying Christian tradition
Muhammad disobeyed Arabian superstition by obeying Islamic tradition
Every act of disobedience is accompanied by one of obedience. It is impossible for somebody to be completely disobedient. They always
fault, align with something. Political, philosophic, theological, spiritual, artistic, or otherwise, the rebel is never truly and wholly anarchic.
As for the teaching of disobedience... maybe I just had some extremely awesome teachers, but, I was taught to disobey systems and orders which go
against reason, logic, or the best interests of the whole. It's been a good while since I was in school though, so, perhaps they've done away with
such forward thinking and everything now is simply structured so that you never question authority, or its commands.
~ Wandering Scribe