| Quote #10
"A very few, just these few here with us, our brothers, understood me and accepted the bitter along with the sweet, stood up and drank it—grokked it. The others, hundreds and thousands of others, either insisted on treating it as a prize without a contest—a 'conversion'—or ignored it. No matter what I said they insisted on thinking of God as something outside themselves." (36.166)
Here we bring the "Tradition and Customs" theme into the religious one. Mike runs into the problem that once someone is raised to consider God in a certain light, he is not very likely to change his mind.