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obedience

1. The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control. Government must compel the obedience of individuals. (Ames)

2. Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness.

3. A following; a body of adherents; as, the roman Catholic obedience, or the whole body of persons who submit to the authority of the pope. A cell (or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed by a prior.

One of the three monastic vows.

The written precept of a superior in a religious order or congregation to a subject. Canonical obedience. See Canonical. Passive obedience. See Passive.

Origin: F. Obedience, L. Obedientia, oboedientia. See Obedient, and cf.Obeisance.


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Blind faith

... more of an acquired thing, than the normal state of the human being. But anyone feel free to prove me wrong (I actually would not be surprised if obedience and surrendering of autonomy are acquired through education by the group). So start defining your words and the extent of what you are interested ...

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by canalon
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
Replies: 37
Views: 24513

Re:

I'm mostly fascinated by the concept of an entire species having evolved a rigid caste system where each individual offers complete and total obedience to the collective. Certainly makes an interesting contrast to the individualist western concept of human society! That reminds me of the "Borg" ...

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by NateCat
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:57 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A "fantasy" Species
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Views: 8858

A "fantasy" Species

... I'm mostly fascinated by the concept of an entire species having evolved a rigid caste system where each individual offers complete and total obedience to the collective. Certainly makes an interesting contrast to the individualist western concept of human society!

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by alextemplet
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:24 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A "fantasy" Species
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Views: 8858

5 best proofs of evolution

... when God commanded those things, I noticed how God has to be seen in such a way that His power is in charge of anything, of us. The factor is obedience. We will follow with no questions. Now about that beef thing, since we can not always ensure how really parasite-free the cattle are, we really ...

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by mcar
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:35 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 245336

HIstory ...

... By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work. [Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936] There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are Obedience, Endeavor, Honesty, Order, Cleanliness, Sobriety, Truthfulness, Sacrifice, and love of the Fatherland. [Message, signed Hitler, painted on ...

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by E8-not42
Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
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Views: 235617
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