Besides the government, and the capitalistic society we live in, another great threat to the United States of America (and of course you can add the rest of world to the list) is the advocating of a right-wing ideology.
I am writing this post as a word of warning from what I saw and learned while attending and participating within the walls of the man-made institution we all call “church”. The momentous problem with the right-wing movement is that the followers of the movement possess a fuzzy sense of entitlement. The ideological system has set the right-wing apart, and the “fundies” seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a banality of conceit, through snobbish and lofty eyes, and with a false sense of supreme dominance.
Living in the world of fundamentalism for over a decade, the people in this movement actually believe themselves to be superior beings, and truly think that God is on their side. They crave and yearn to conquer everyone and everything in the name of Christ. Their view of humanity is being reduced to nothing more than an “us” versus “them” mentality.
Now that I am out of the fundamentalist organized institutional religious system, and looking from the outside in, what the typical “fundie” fails to realize is that if the Christ they believe in leads them to view other humans as lesser beings (until they “join” and become just like them), they are actually following some sort of “anti-Christ” thinking.
Here is the way I see it, and I could be wrong, but I do not see God having or following any type of religion or movement, and I do not see God discriminating against anyone.
I think any religion that professes to be the only true religion, or that they are special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly within someone, it will only be known by their ACTS of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in an “us” versus “them” mentality is to divide, not unite.
In time, those who have set themselves apart from their fellow-man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else (and that measured Love is Christ).
Christ spoke 7 woes, but I think he left one out… He should have said… Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite to build a man-made organization called “church” in My name.