" I realize when you are conditioned to shut up and listen and blindly obey from day one, it can take an act of God to jar you from the stupor. "
This is a great point, awediot, and brings up a question I asked myself years ago.....do I want to be a sheep or a shepherd?
I know my answer, and from what I read on the pages at this site, there are a lot of other shepherds here with me.
Follow blindly? I think not.
"The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-