He said "Judge not, lest you be judge. Forgive, and you will be forgiven"
He said, "If somebody asks for your coat, give him your cloak as well."
He said "Love your enemies."
But the church and church people so much throughout all of history have done just the opposite.
Jeesh, turn on the religious radios these days it is all about waging war in court battles, legislating against gays, demonizing muslims. Not a SINGLE word about love or forgiveness (apart from the occasional pat phrase "hate the sin love the sinner" which is usually a qualificaiton in the middle of their antagonistic rants).
It' not just the modern times. There have been numerous reforms throughotu history, all of them aspiring, all of them falling woefully short and leading in the wrong direction or some other distraction once again.
and not just christians. so many cults have formed too, so many utopias fallen.
What is it with people?