So is the goal "obedience" and "control" or "loyalty" and "freedom"? To take away a individuals "individuality", and replace it with "organization", is futile.
Bethel doesn't know every individual person and what they gone through in their lives that have made them "unworthy" in their eyes. How can they issue a broad statement as a "rule" and possibly expect it to help everyone? Then damn them when they disobey it trying to find another way? How could they grow wiser, and stronger if they always have you to tell them "right" from "wrong"? Problem is, go too far and you will find yourself suddenly VERY busy trying to make everyones decisions for them. Blaming them, when they do what you told them, and it doesn't work. Is it possible, we could find "freedom" through "loyalty"?
I need a beer