R. Amn DeCecco - Pledge Allegiance
The question of where we stand in relation to religious, political and sociological reference seems pertinent to an outsider, and for that matter, to a Setian. In commenting here I can offer only my personal feelings and opinions, for each Setian is responsible to his/her own viewpoints. The aspects of my own philosophy may seem cynical and negative to some, realistic and reflective of modem thought to others. To begin with, religion has historically communicated fear, awe, and passivity to its adherents, even though these are somewhat weakened in this new era of freedom and liberation. However there exist those of the macho-Christian type who continually exert narrow-minded, bigoted, and intimidating influence by means of their so-called majority hold over the masses. Some specifics would be censorship, government influence in passing what the "righteous" consider "moral laws", and the wholesale brainwashing of countries' inhabitants by insisting that persons should place their "God" above all else.