How does the world—our “corporate flesh”—encourage the fear of man? Consider a few examples. One common observation about our world is that we live in a culture of victimization. It is always the other person’s fault. You are responsible for my actions. We even blame other people for our culture of victimization: the lawyers did it. They victimized us into the culture of victimization.
Notice the implications of such blame-shifting. We are saying that other people control our behavior. Isn’t that the fear of man?
[Edward T. Welch, When People Are Big (Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, 1999), p. 74]