freedom, religion, Uncategorized

Seder Activity

Here are some statements about freedom.  Hand them out.  Let people trade for one they feel like talking about (not necessarily one they agree with!)

FREEDOM STATEMENTS

A human being who does whatever s/he wants is a slave to his/her desires.

Freedom is another word for power

It is hard to have a southern overseer; it is worse to have a northern one; but worst of all when you are the slave-driver of yourself.  

Freedom means the freedom to own a gun.

Freedom is granted as a reward for responsibility.

Freedom must be wrested from those with power.

Freedom means the freedom to say whatever you want even if it is cruel, racist, or misogynistic.

The hardest thing is to be free from is our own view of ourselves.

The hardest thing is to be free of our own opinions.

There is no freedom without discipline.

Freedom is being a law to yourself.

Freedom is self-mastery.

Freedom is creating yourself like an artist creates a work of art.

Freedom is being completely unattached — not caring about things or people.

Freedom is the ability to choose what you care about and passionately commit to it.

If people are free to do what they want they will be peaceful, happy, and get along.

True freedom is choosing what project, idea, or person will be our master.

Freedom does not exist and never will.

The most important slavery is mental slavery.  None but ourselves can free our minds.

The most important lack of freedom is poverty.  

Freedom means the freedom to work and love.

Love is slavery.

Work is slavery.

Freedom is worth the price in terms of anxiety.

Freedom is scary.

Slavery is scary.

Somebody should be free to hurt himself/herself if that is what he/she wants.

Consumerism is a form of slavery.

Freedom requires the freedom to buy what you want.

Freedom is a peaceful mind where you don’t hope for anything and don’t fear anything.

We are never free of our parents.

Parents should be free to teach their children things that are untrue.

 

ACTIVITY: Everybody gets the following sheet:.  For each activity answer they do for their “freedom idea” they get a toy.

If this view of freedom were correct what would that make slavery?

 

If this view of freedom were correct how can you help other people be free?

 

If this view of freedom were correct how could you be more free yourself?

 

What can you do to be more free next year? 🕃🚗

 

Change your mind 🕃 🏀

 

Change someone else’s mind 🕃 🐅

 

Find a textual support for your position in the haggadah 🕃🐲

 

Ask a question. 🕃 💰

 

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