Originally Posted by e1618978
No, we are born into slavery.
Only to the extent they are conditioned to accept 'the Law'.
Only the very rich have the capability to renounce their citizenship and become worldwide nomads that own themselves, everybody else is shackled to the invasive laws of the state that they live in.
I feel you are describing yourself a bit.... you may see everything in terms of money but many people don't. They choose not to even.
Question: do you obey all laws?
If you answer 'no' to that then you invalidate your position as you are not 'shackled to them' if you disobey them. You are free.
And of course you would be choosing to disobey...
The western nations have the greatest chance of becoming free -
The West are the most successfully enslaved - I doubt the mass of people will ever see though it now. They tried in the 60s and they won't get another chance.
most of the laws that the US has that violate the whole "you own your own body" concept come from Christianity.
I think from a US interpretation of Xianity but I take your point...
Trying to enforce religious moral code via the legal system results in you not owning your own body. You should be allowed to do anything to yourself that does not hurt anyone else.
True.... religions should never impose anything. Actually they all state this themselves so I guess the people that try to do it are not really religious.
Luckily, religion is dying here - there are 10% fewer religious people than there were 10 years ago, and 6% more atheists.
I think you might be a tad overoptimistic.... religion is in no way dying in the US...Islam is rising and I see no sign of Xianity or Christianity waning.
Atheists are getting noisier that's true but this is just a fashion thing by a few B-list 'creative types' and the odd egomaniac 'thinker'
Will soon peter out....at least we'd better hope so or I'll probably be among the first at the stake or firing squad or whatever it is they choose as a leitmotif...torture probably if they appoint Harris as the Witchfinder.
A similar generational change occurred in Quebec in the 1980s - the church used to run everything, and then all of a sudden people stopped going and they lost most of their power.
Strange...I thought that Canada had some form of religious revival in this period. Maybe they stopped going to orthodox churches...there are others, you know that right?