I don't normally write about politics because, as I have stated, this blog is about my exit from the Legionaries and how I am living and adapting now.
But the election results have made me stop and think, because there are some similarities between what I experienced and the changes in America.
Life in the Legion was regimented, scheduled and controled. You were asked to offer you freedoam and will up to God as an oblation. In return, the Legion provided your every need: food, clothing, education, family, etc. Sounds good, right? The only problem is that it dehumanizes the person and opens the door to abusing individuals. That's how I see it. That's what happened to me.
The trend I see in America now is similar. People are increasingly willing to offer up their freedom to the government in exchange for the promise it will take care of their needs: health care, food and even a free phone.
I find that disturbing.
Freedom is a fundamental human right, and no one should be tricked into giving it up to anyone or anything. Not even God asks us to do that. Rather he invites us to follow him. But he respects our freedom absolutely.
That's all I have to say.