It’s tragic to think, so many blessings are lost everyday, and it’s even worse to think, that religions, themselves, are the major cause of it. The intolerance the created within their flocks, was the same as the racist qualities that infected children, who unknowing to themselves, absorbed the habits of those around them. As the old Chinese philosopher said in the mid 16th century,
“there is nothing more destructive, than a bad man with a good reputation”
Turning a religion into a political party, is incompatible, if serving God is the goal. Politics divides people, those of God, are supposed to unite people, it’s that simple. How can God trust those in power, if they have a history of abusing power, or if they have made deals with anyone who furthers their cause, regardless.
A good teacher demands feedback, otherwise, its a case of the blind leading the blind. Personally, how others treat you, is more important. As Jesus said to the boys all those years ago, and to the girls, be good Samaritans.