Sure. And sometimes, this results in humble servants of God and humanity like Mother Theresa; and sometimes it results in obedient prison guards who carry out the most inhumane orders. One critical difference is whetehr people have learned critical thinking, empathy and compassion as well as obedience. Mother Theresa was liberated through submission, but she was also a doubter, as revealed by journals published after he death. If there had ever been a bad pope who gave her evil orders, I don't think she would have submitted to them. In Marston's ideas about reeducation, I see a very heavy stress on obedience, and less stress--for the masses, at least--on qualities that might temper obedience and make it conditional. It just strikes me as a questionable way to educate people who are supposed to govern themselves in a democratic society.Liberation through submission is the core mystery of the most successful human religions -- whether through contemplation or faith, we're continually told the only way to achieve peace, happiness and fulfillment is through submission to whatever is presented as the nature of the cosmos.
I'm not even saying that Marston was a fascist; the first thing I said on this thread was that fascism is a specific political and economic system and Marston doesn't fit the bill. You could ask whether the concept of God is authoritarian, but if people believe that God created free will, then there's a pretty big counterargument. It's possible to believe that God wants us to liberate ourselves through submission but does not compel us to do so.I suppose you could say that the very concept of God is fascistic, then