"It also means that the faithful are less inclined to go off on a tangent and do their own research."
Spot on, nugget! Everything else has become completely scripted, so now that last meeting with a few snippets of freedom has become enslaved.
The "new faithful" wouldn't dream of going off on their own and doing any—dare I say that blasphemous word?—independent thinking!
It's undoubtedly further fulfillment of the words in Hebrews, that "mature people" have had "their perceptive powers trained to distinguish between right and wrong."
Atlantis, thanks yet again for sharing this!