Fanatism or fundamentalism should never be seen as a replacement for your own thinking processes.
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It are only those of small faith who must seek comfort in the rulings of others.
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James