EC325: We are told regularly that the goal of peoples all over the world is freedom, that they want to be delivered from whatever bondage they are under and that freedom is basic to the human psyche. On religious grounds I do not believe that is true. Man is a fallen creature. He is a slave to sin. And our Lord made it clear that only if the Son of man sets you free are you free indeed. Of course, the Pharisees were very upset at that remark because they said they were not slaves, but our Lord made it clear they were.