Civil Religion in America seems to put much faith in our society's idea of social order. If society is sinful, doesn't it seems it's methods to administer social order would be sinful also?
Jesus' demonstration of love seems to get lost here. We also seem all too often, willing to except the the use of violence as long as it is the less nasty forms of violence.
Does this create a conflict for followers of Jesus in our society?
Here is a quote from Stanely Hauerwas;"Religion is the designation created to privatize strong convictions in order to render them harmless so that the alleged Democracies can continue to have the illusions they flourish on difference."