Oh hail to the thief Oh hail to the thief
but I am not
Don't question my authority or put me in a box cause I am not.
Worship is a feeling or expression of reverence or adoration for a deity. It is not lip service that defines a religion, but rather the devotion and service one gives. It is action that defines worship.
So what are the gods of the 21st century? What do people bow to and obey? What is it that they actually serve? What is it that they worship?
At the pinnacle of the modern pantheon is an ancient god originating Mesopotamia. In the English language this is called "The State"
The state is the one thing every citizen adheres to. The agnostics, atheists, Buddhists, Christians, and all denominations of religion all follow the teachings of the state.
The state is made real by something called the Tinkerbell effect. The more people believe in it the more it actually becomes real. But if you think about it, the state doesn't really exists. The government buildings aren't the state, that would be like saying a church is god. The politicians are nothing more than earthly representatives, like priests promoting the will of their deity.
To say that the power of the state comes from voting is absurd. This is just a ritual in the church of the state. A group of individuals cannot confer the power to kill, steal, or wage war. The reason being: You cannot give away a power or right that you do not possess yourself.
There is something ominous about this church. The state actively creates criminals to intimidate and keep power. If you don't file taxes, you may be sentenced jail time. Look at Edward Snowden. After leaking information about CISPA "Cyper Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act", He was arrested for espionage.
CISPA basically allows the government to see whatever it is you are dong online. They can view your online banking, check where you live, who you associate with, yadda yadda yadda. Espionage is when someone spies and gives information to the enemy. Snowden gave us, the public, info on what the state was doing. The state arrested Snowden for releasing information to the enemy. So... that kind of makes... the public the enemy?
What are the consequences of worshiping a deity that treats you like an enemy?