“All this means that there are three possible ways in which the church can act toward the state: in the first place… it can ask the state whether its actions are legitimate and in accordance with its character as state… Second, it can aid the victims of state action. The church has an unconditional obligation to the victims of any ordering of society, even if they do not belong to the Christian community… The third possibility is not just to bandage the victims under the wheel, but to jam a spoke in the wheel itself.”
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer (The Church and the Jewish Question 1933)
Watching the documentary on Bonhoeffer. Every time I watch this I am more and more struck by the similarities between pre-Nazi Germany and the current United States. Especially the situations and attitudes of the church. This is not good.