Faith and Freedom

Another quote from Tocqueville:

“For my own part, I doubt whether man can ever support at the same time complete religious independence and entire public freedom. And I am inclined to think, that if faith be wanting in him, he must serve; and if he be free, he must believe.”

What do you think about this? Does true freedom require faith in a Higher Being? Why? How does complete secularism lead to servitude? Is Tocqueville right? I think so, but I need to explore it more completely.