So I am writing my senior thesis on “whether intentionally leaving civil society is immoral.” So think of the movies Into the Wild and Alone In The Wilderness. My thesis is saying that it is moral to live outside society, build your home in the woods, and never be known by the government. The only conditions are one cannot “steal” from government by taking advantage of the privileges which only taxpayers deserve and that you can never be completely isolated. Complete isolation (when not centered completely around increasing your relationship with God) can cause psychological issues and could make one insane.
I’m just looking for Church sources to prove my point. I have a couple encyclicals that have quoted but I need some substantial resources.
note that my question says “civil” society and not society in general. society is necessary for humanity. but im saying that if one has good reason to leave “civil” society and has the primitive skills to go “back to basics,” then it is morally okay as long as he goes with other friends, family, and/or doesn’t completely abandon his relations with others.