While I began reading this as a hopeful call for the acceptance of spirituality replacing religious failure, it did not rise above that failure. The rise of the new spiritual awareness is inherent in the unity of all things in this universe. Se…
I think you may not have paid close attention to the last paragraph of my post, which I here reproduce below exactly.
“If society is to benefit from Jesus’ teachings, secular interpretations of Jesus’ teachings must become important cornerstones of relations between leaders and followers, must become integral components of how leaders of both governments and corporations are evaluated.”
In my advocation of secular interpretations of Jesus’ teachings, I am focusing on spiritual implications for the socio-political economy, as opposed to promoting any particular form of organizational Christianity. I then am not promoting religion. I only can be accused of promoting incorporation of socio-political implications of wise spiritual principles into estimation of performance of leaders within a society — a goal with which you appear to be empathetic and supportive.
My Constantinople illustration demonstrated that civilizations have in past been founded on civil interpretations of Jesus’ teachings, yet with the society open and welcoming to interactions with other societies, such as Russian or Islamic society.
Whenever spiritual teachings are secularized, as opposed to institutionalized into some state religion, this is essence of Christianity.
Remember, in Christian teachings, no one ever is supposed to be persecuted for not being a Christian. Everyone, Christians inclusive, is judged by adherence to moral civil codes of behavior.