The religion of the state
Do you know why the French Revolution prosecuted religions? It was not because of religions themselves, but because they provided a source of morale different to the government’s morale. They created a kind of “cult to the state”, where they worshiped reason and government as their new gods. The root of today’s problems and of the rise of authoritarianism is that people don’t think by themselves, the state is worshiped and all they say and do must be the right thing. Now people don’t have their own morale, morale comes from the sate, they don’t ask if something is right or wrong, they ask if its legal or illegal, this same people would have been nazis if they were born in nazi germany, or communists if they were born in the USSR, because they don’t think, they obey.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society