I happened upon this powerful quote today. As far as I’m concerned, it sums things up beautifully:
Here is the real lesson of the story of Jesus, the main myth of our Christian culture: oppose us and we will kill you, speak to us of love and we will nail you to a cross. We will deify your image and ignore your words. Within the span of three generations, your precious people wil be killing each other in your name.
—Derrick Jensen, A Language Older Than Words