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  1. SilencioBarnes
    SilencioBarnes January 30, 2010 at 12:32 am | | Reply

    “What is Freedom and Why Don’t We Have it?” – http://bit.ly/a5Dq9Y
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  2. SilencioBarnes
    SilencioBarnes February 3, 2010 at 12:04 am | | Reply

    http://ping.fm/oO21i – Freedom, what is it and why don’t we have it? A topic I lose sleep over 🙁
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  3. SilencioBarnes
    SilencioBarnes February 3, 2010 at 1:31 am | | Reply

    What is Freedom and Why Don’t We Have it?: The Problem With the Idea of Freedom in the U.S.The problem with fre… http://bit.ly/bVrtVv #sb
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  4. SilencioBarnes
    SilencioBarnes February 3, 2010 at 1:31 am | | Reply

    What is Freedom and Why Don’t We Have it?: The Problem With the Idea of Freedom in the U.S.The problem with fre… http://bit.ly/bVrtVv #sb
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  5. Nathaniel Scates
    Nathaniel Scates September 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm | | Reply

    Nice blog, man.
    Freedom is a tricky business. It is not always possible to have complete freedom, particularly when one person’s freedom may subjugate or impede another’s. For many people, it’s not enough to have it their way, they also want *you* to have it their way, too. It seems like that is what many people believe freedom is these days, the right to impose your standard upon others.

    Certainly, most western religion has been very much anti-freedom throughout recorded history. Their entire message is centered on what you cannot do, cannot be. Then they turn around and try to suggest that we were all endowed by the creator with free will – except that not really because any deviation from the so-called riteous path  spells an eternity of damnation; so really we’re free to make the right choice or else…

    Then there is the cadre of people who yearn for freedom from something. Maybe a dictator, maybe a lifestyle or economic reality. Sometimes it is obtainable – the Libyans appear to be truely free from Gaddafi’s influence. Other times it is fantasy – I will never be free of the basic laws of physics, relativity and conseqence. Those things are what make our reality hold together.

    I think real freedom is more than most people can handle. It is shapeless and without imperatives or bias, and that makes a lot of folks uncomfortable as hell. 

    Great topic!

    best,
    N8

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