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from the bleat-goes-on dept.
Liber OZ, Crowley's constitution for mankind: its words give total freedom.Yet at times, we all know, one man's freedom becomes another man's slavery.Also, one has a tendency to ask, "How can an individual be truly free in a society?"
The truth is, You can't.
In a society, with freedoms (or rights as they are commonly known) come obligations. These obligations are the same checks and balances system our Masonic forefathers set up the U.S. government on. Though we have and exercise certain rights, we must respect those that may feel uneasy with us doing so, thus as to not enslave others with our freedom. A negative example: knocking on your door, selling you my belief system and furthermore condemning you for yours. Sound familiar?
By the way, I'm not saying Christianity is un-American, I'm merely using the contradictions to the constitution as an example to convey my point. By the way, they still teach "manifest destiny" in public school history class as a good thing. So much for separation of church and state. This, though quite American as far as our history goes, is quite un-American as far as the ethics of the U.S. constitution.
Liber OZ is no different.
Though we are free, we are also bound by those very freedoms. "Who I might kill on a whim, might be on their own whim this eve." Freedom is better than slavery, but in a society freedom is your tail tucked between your legs. In slavery it's cut off.
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