A no greater or more efficient means of leveraging “Establishment” tyranny has existed than when “religious authority” blesses governments to covet and steal.
Consider sermons from a “big picture” macro-viewpoint. While many sermons have inherently focused on people who covet, steal, and bear false witness, exceedingly few sermons have, in comparison, concerned governments that do the same. By leveraging “religious authority” in this way, religious officials have long set a social pattern for “leaving government alone” which has ironically made religious officials themselves into active Orwellian operatives on behalf of government based tyrannies ever since the Exodus itself!
“Establishment religion” has long protected government actions that covet, steal, and bear false witness while shrewdly trying to control YOU by highlighting only YOUR worst aspects!