Freedom is more then just an idea! (You should ask slaves, if you could.)
Of course, the complete freedom doesn’t exist, because we are social beings who have consideration for others.
But the freedom of thought is the most important. And just this freedom is refused by orthodox religions.
You have to stay in a kind of mental slavery …
(As long as you are jewish you can not be over the jewish law.)
Well, this is still the law for orthodox jews and islamic fundamentalist, but for catholic or protestant christians not (anymore).
I’m out of any church since my early twenties, an I know why.
No religion can make you free! (You have to take it or leave it.)
Well, my opinion is, that as long as you communicate something for others it should be understandable. Otherwise you have not to communicate it publicly, no?
“Jumping off” … Do you want to leave America?