"I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another"
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Your daily life is your temple and religion"
- Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Things today aren't really that different than the feudal ages, except that now even our money is abstract. Someone else (a lord/company) owns the means of production (land/office/ factory) as well as the product (crops/cheeseburger/desk). We work for the owner in return for something we need (money, a scrap of paper with no inherent use or value or an imaginary number in the mind of a computer) so that we can trade it back to the owners-of-the-means-of-production for the very products we made. The shocking disproportion between the wealth of the owners-of-the-means-of-production and the rest of us is hidden from our eyes inside machines and left to the imagination to ponder.