"The worst tyrants are those which
establish themselves in our own breasts."
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Spiritual Freedom, 1830
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In a manner of speaking, I am my own worst enemy. For one, in a huge list of examples; Man is inherently a religious being. Atheism, in and of itself is not a religion. Christianity, in and of itself is not a religion. Socialism, in and of itself is not a religion. Religion is an object of conscience, an ethic(s), a moral(s), a value (system) or an orientation of correctness / enlightenment, believed sufficiently conventional and sacrosanct as to enable an attributable action. Religion is real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to . . . our fellow men. (Bouviers Law Dictionary). So at the root of all definitions of religion it is the cause of action. That beast within manifests as one's true religion, establishing the mental, intellectual, physical, etc. tyrant.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    (-; there are tyrants that stick things into people's breasts like knives and bullets (or in the case of Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin - maybe a missile from a drone), they may be the worst ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike, I like your take on this! As a truth-seeker, I have come to realize that often what is in the way of knowing the truth is holding on to that which is not true. Thus, even what I have come to 'know' as true must also stand up to continuous scrutiny and review -- sacred cows are not above reproach.

    When people are conditioned to believe they are subservient to others, whether the reasons are religious, traditional, or political, they will easily obey their masters because they believe they are duty-bound to do so. Freeing someone from the bonds of social conditioning can prove to be quite difficult.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Patriotism, the dup of Statesmen. One can liken our liberty and freedom to ( God's rest ) as referenced by Mikes statement on religion James 1:26,27. Also the oppression of the poor by the rich, knowing the way in, but not going in themselves but denning the poor the rest from oppression. They are judged by the law of liberty and found transgressors.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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