The Church of Reason, like all institutions of the System, is based not on individual strength but upon individuals weakness. What’s really demanded in the Church of Reason is not ability, but INability. Then you are considered teachable. A truly able person is always a threat. Phaedrus sees that he has thrown away a chance to integrate himself into the organization by submitting to whatever Aristotelian thing he is sopposed to submit to. But that kind of opportunity seems hardly worth the bowing and scraping and intellectual prostration necessary to maintain it. It is a low-quality form of life.
Almost done with this reading and already feeling the changes it’s made in my thoughts. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has truly come on the right time, when reason, reality, logic, ethics, rethorics, dreams, are all been part of the constant questioning I’ve been going through; the never ending meditation that life has to be. It’s time to keep on with the journey. Keep going. There’s still a lot to see and learn.