The religion of empire

Even within Christianity itself, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of denominations all claiming to know the true message of Jesus the Christ. Now, as in ancient and pre-biblical days, we have a polytheistic system in which gods are competing with each other. 

In addition to that, as much as we might want to claim that we are all practicing the religion of Jesus, or the religion of creation, the fact is that the religion of empire has permeated nearly every Christian sect in this country and in the world. Therefore, the religion of creation, which is described in the Creation story in Genesis, is still wrestling with the religion of empire. 

From “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America” by Susan K. Williams Smith