Religion of Convenience

I have quoted from Mike’s blog more than once here at  So often, he nails it.

Mr. Stearns argues that evangelicals were often so focused on sexual morality and a personal relationship with God that they ignored the needy. He writes laceratingly about a Church that had the wealth to build great sanctuaries but lacked the will to build schools, hospitals, and clinics.

via Waving or Drowning?.

I loathe the use of religion to aggregate wealth and power by marginalizing and then persecuting those who aren’t a “member of the club.”  The more noble path is to contribute good to the world by helping, with no strings attached, those in need.