Human nature seems to require belief in an intelligence greater than one's self. If only we could accept the idea, even for a moment, that this greater intelligence IS one's self. That is "God".
Be open to what your unconscious self tells you. Listen. Look. Feel that greater intelligence free you. Looking for freedom by permission from others is only to succumb to their manipulations by definition.
Looking for truth and understanding that resonates with the unconscious is perpetual freedom, perpetual growth, perpetual understanding, perpetual personal power being with "God". This includes looking for truth and understanding in Human Nature and in Physical Nature, but SEPARATELY.