Christianity can be the worst religion, as long as practised by non-Christians, incapacitating its workability. Christianity was designed to solve problems. When committed where there would be Christians applying principles of Christianity; that area cannot be found confounded with problems.
Christianity implies problem-solving, where the application of logic would be done with precision. Currently prevailing are religiously committed people who make everything said by Jesus sacred; but inapplicable by humanity. This describes selfish people who hide their selfishness by being pretentious, as to be likened to clouds without rain.
“Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given” (Proverbs 25:15 NIV).
“Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion. These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever” (Jude 1:11-13 NIV).
This world holds what is described as common sense, serving as the only workable method of solving problems, in this world. The ability to determine matters of common sense requires discarding falsehood. This world is driven by propaganda. People believe things that appear reasonable when totally unreasonable. For instance, in African democracy, what’s wrong with electing a white President?
Under colonialism, racism was more of an issue than managing material resources. Why are some former British colonies thriving economies, while the black-managed ones are languishing in poverty? The easy-to-sell propaganda is that the former colonialists are more cunning than black leaders. None of those selling that propaganda care about the marginalized populace.
In Zimbabwe, supplementary budgets are common, from the Minister of Finance. The reasons for supplementary budgets are not addressed. That behaviour is commonly adopted as a standard, in running a country. However, logic dictates that such behaviour is abnormal. This is the same as sending a child to school without any clue of how school fees would be paid. Such behaviour describes the highest order of insanity. Insane people are not always only limited to those in institutions.
The Kingdom of God is more to do with order, than chaos. This entails doing the right thing, rather than the wrong thing. The Ten Commandments and other statutes, given to the Children of Israel, were meant to instil order. Failures were a result of the inability to understand the principle of order.
Insanity can be found among people who pass for normal, in an insane environment. This is what Jesus contended with, during His teaching expeditions. To illustrate this point, let us take a few excerpts from His famous Sermon on the Mount. Everything said by Jesus, represents what is logical, rather than what is illogical.