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Quite the opposite.
Faith plays no part.
I'm much more of pragmatist than in idealist.
You don't pay your taxes or follow the traffic laws and
you can get arrested and/or fined.
I prefer to not have such legal/civil entanglements.
Besides, everyone else is following the same rules so it's not like I'm being singled out.
and have you noticed that after surfing/shopping the internet, we are now followed around by little square advertisements from those products embedded in whatever website we are now visiting? Even periodically erasing cookies doesnt blast all of these out.
The point being that there is a greater societal structure out there, whether we like it or not, approve of it or not, and that buy-in is involuntary not volunteerist.