We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Religion is always a threat to a State unless the State controls the religion. Egypt figured it out by making the King God. Rome tried, but I gather no-one took it too seriously. Falun Gong is of course outlawed in China, as a competitor to allegiance to the State. Falun Gong seems to be a religion-like movement that is concerned with Righteous Thoughts and physical devotions. Herein the testimony of a twice-imprisoned and brainwashed practioner from the Falun Gong website: Click here: Falun Dafa Clearwisdom.net