Thank you for your comments. Quite honestly, this parable could apply across many religious systems. I have studied Yogic systems and other Eastern Philosophies. Even those systems have their brand of fundamentalism. I wrote from the perspective of the one of which I am most familiar — Fundamentalist Christianity. I spent over twenty-five years fundamentalist churches, teachings, and bible colleges. The purpose of the story is to expose a dogmatic mindset that is so rigid in its self-made system that it becomes blind to other aspects of spiritual realities such as love, joy, faith, compassion.