Isn't it though? This is the most mismanaged world a person could ever conceive of. And what really makes it depressing is the fact it has become a "me" world. It seems like most people are trying to do something that makes them the news of the day.
Go to the websites of the top churches in America and see for yourself that the pastor of the church is being highlighted more than Jesus. They are selling everything from books they have written to anything else that can make a buck. Check out Joel Osteen. This guy is nothing more, in my opinion, than a person out to make his name known than Jesus. He and his wife have their own websites in addition to the website at the church they belong to.
Pastors all over America are living a lavish livestyle because church members have made them appear like they are something special and should live like kings. Hello-I don't believe Jesus preached this. It has become just a big scam in America.
The only difference between church pastors and union leaders is the fact that pastors pray and quote from the Bible. I believe that most pastors get involved in preaching because they learn early that having others pay for their lifestyle, without really working, is not too bad of an idea after-all.