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The average American Christian lives without faith. On average, American Christians consume multiples of the resources of any other person in the world, expend non-renewable resources at an alarming rate.They think they are actually entitled to the disproportionate wealth because they "work hard," although not as hard as diamond miners in South Africa nor as hard as coffee pickers in Colombia nor nowhere as hard as the casual labor in Saudi Arabia ... but let's not bother to consider that because, hey, the USA has the biggest (not most effective, but biggest) armed forces in the world.
Even among the average American Christians there are 42 million people living official poverty, tens of millions more living well below average and the situation gets worse and the AACs not only do not help, they support those who are stealing from the poor to give to the very, very rich.
So average American Christians don't really believe. If they believed they would have sold everything, followed Jesus, sought to be among the blessed poor, devoted themselves to feeding the hungry, giving to drink to the thirsty and so on.
That's what their Jesus demands. Nothing about churches and ministries and online this or that for the most comfortable rich of the world comes out of the mouth of Jesus in the gospels.
They have devised clever theologies to convince themselves there won't be any judgment or that they'll get a free pass because they went to church. But read the words of Jesus in the gospels and that's not what he says. He says he will separate those who fed him and gave him to drink from those who didn't. And when they ask when did they ever see him, he will say, whenever you feed the least among you, you feed me.
It's all in the gospel. But American Christians don't give the slightest indication they believe it.
And, let's be fair, neither do British Christians, nor Austrailian Christians, nor on the whole the overwhelming majority of Christians in the world. There are a few venerable exceptions, Mother Theresa (although I have some critiques about her, too) and the unfamous people devoted to the poor, living with the poor, feeding, clothing, visiting the sick, visiting those in prison. They are few. If there were many, if they had been many throughout history, the world would be a very different place.
There are about 1.6 billion people on earth who claim to be Christian. In the USA, maybe about 170 million or so. With those numbers, there's no excuse the world is not only better, but the world is racing to greater economic and social disparities every day, to warmongering and war.
And don't come ask me about me. I am not a Christian. I seriously doubt there ever was a person named Jesus or Yeshua who preached the things that are written in the gospel. It's you guys who say you believe that.