THE "CHRISTIANS" HAVE DESTROYED CHRISTIANITY
ALL the organised "Christian" churches and denominations have departed from the kind of "church" intended by Jesus Christ and the church that existed in the first two hundred years of Christianity.
In the church that Jesus left behind in 30 AD there were no popes, cardinals, archbishops, auxiliary bishops, monsignors, canons, moderators, rectors, deans, chancellors, superintendents, etc., etc.
The early Christians remained faithful Jews and worshipped in the Jerusalem Temple and then met in small groups in each other's homes to BREAK BREAD in memory of The Lord.
In fact Jesus never came to start a new religion - he came to reform Judaism and bring it completion at the Messiah.
The early Christian churches were assemblies and gatherings of people and the Christian communities were run on collegiate and democratic lines. There were no "clergy" and no "bosses".
As the communities grew in size - and as various heresies crept in - the Christian communites appointed elders (presbyters) to look after them and deacons to look after widows, orphans and the poor.
In the early church venues like Jerusalem, Antioch, Corinth and Rome the "churches" were run by a group of presbyters or elders.
Over time one such presbyter or elder was appointed to be the senior elder, "episkopi" or "overseer" and this role eventually emerged into the role of "bishop". But the bishop was a servant, the leader of a small community and not the leader of a geographic area. These bishops were not monarchs. The monarch like bishop was a result of the take over of the Christian church by the Roman Empire and was consolidated later in the middle ages.
Jesus never meant there to be a pope, a state called The Vatican and a Roman Catholic Church or a Vatican Bank.
Jesus never meant there to be a Church of England, with Queen Elizabeth as Supreme Governor and bishops in the House of Lords.
Jesus never meant there to be a Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptish church or a bank called The Presbyterian Mutual Society.
Jesus never meant there to be Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Jesus never meant there to be a Church of Ireland with British Army flags hanging inside the church.
Jesus never meant there to be a "religious right" in the USA or a dollar note with "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the back.
THE JESUS PROJECT has not failed.
THE JESUS PROJECT was soon abandoned by men who replaced his project with their own projects.
Christianity has not failed. It has been left behind. It has been forgotten.
And the REFORMATION of the 16th century was as much a part of it being left behind as was the ROMANISATION of the 4th century.
A curse on all your houses, I say!