The good, say the mystics of spirit, is God, a being whose only definition is
that he is beyond man’s power to conceive—a definition that invalidates man’s
consciousness and nullifies his concepts of existence. . . . Man’s mind, say the
mystics of spirit, must be subordinated to the will of God. . . . Man’s standard
of value, say the mystics of spirit, is the pleasure of God, whose standards
are beyond man’s power of comprehension and must be accepted on faith . . . The
purpose of man’s life . . . is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose
he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.