Let us then enunciate the functions of a state and we shall easily elicit what we want: First there must be food ; secondly, arts , for life requires many instruments; thirdly, there must be arms, for the members of a community have need of them, and in their own hands , too, in order to maintain authority both against disobedient subjects and against external assailants....
The church is a major bureaucracy, and major bureaucracies are disobedient to the gospel.philip berrigan
'There was a time,' Nikolai Artemyevitch resumed, 'when daughters did not allow themselves to look down on their parents when the parental authority forced the disobedient to tremble. That time has passed, unhappily: so at least many persons imagine; but let me tell you, there are still laws which do not permit do not permit in fact there are still laws. I beg you to mark that: there are still laws 'Ivan Turgenev
The church is a major bureaucracy, and major bureaucracies are disobedient to the gospel.