Just for a moment imagine that we had visitors from outer space and they said they were here representing god.
Suppose they gave a good expalantion, saying that they are showing themselves because we are on the verge of annhiliation with wars, genocide, and toxic poisoning.
Suppose their remedy for the situation was a new teaching which was basically some metaphysical-type platitudes.
And the first thing that has to go is individuality. But of course, they wouldn't say it like that. They would use more esoterical language.
Like, "we are all connected to the same Source of All That Is." Nonsense phrases like "We are all part of the ONE great consciousness."
Then, they might emphasize that if we are not all of the same mindset, all on the same page, worldwide, then we cannot be in Harmony with the Creative Order of the Universe.
Wouldn't this basically be like saying "If you're not with us, you're against us"?
Even if they said "you have freewill to choose our way"....wouldn't it still be coersion because if you didn't choose their way you would be labeled "against Harmony of the Universe"?
Suppose they said those who choose not to join in and be focused on achieving order and perfection of the self are merely exploiters and plunderers of other humans?
Would you ever go for any teaching that required "unity of thought"?
Do you really think that independent thinking and individuality is what's causing all the problems in the world?