Religion, however, teaches another authority opposed to that of the “world”. The doctrine of the individual’s dependence on God makes just as high a claim upon him as the world does. It may even happen that the absoluteness of this claim estranges him from the world in the same way as he is estranged from himself when he succumbs to the collective mentality. He can forfeit his judgment and power of decision in the former case (for the sake of religious doctrine) quite as much as in the latter.
- Pg. 12, The Undiscovered Self – C.G. Jung, 9-780691-150512