To demand absolute submission and obedience is tantamount to a leader proclaiming his ABSOLUTE AND DIVINE POWER. Who has been given the ABSOLUTE POWER, that no one, not even Jesus Christ claimed to have possessed?
Religion is supposed to direct us and lead us to act or behave in ways pleasing to God. It taught us to love the Church Administration and respect their decisions. When God asked Abraham to offer his first born, he didn’t hesitate binding him and raising a knife in an of act of murder. Do you know why? Because for Abraham this is his act of Love for God. His Absolute Obedience was guided by his Faith in God.
Absolute Submission and Obedience by THREAT IS TYRANNY IN ITS PUREST SENSE. To name a few: Hitler, Stalin, Castro, Mussolini, Mao, Gadhafi, etc.
Open your history books one more time. These leaders deceived their subjects, and they all fell in ruins, along with their followers.
You might have silenced and suppressed the people for now. If you are deeply convinced this is the result of absolute submission and obedience reigning in the Church, you’re better off taking your minions to join the Disney characters in Disneyland. You ain’t fooling anyone.