"American Christians have so reduced the religion to individual salvation that we can’t even talk about coming together as a community without someone screaming about socialists and big government. Jesus never talked about “individual salvation,” but instead brought communities of people together—an ‘ekklesia’—that continues today in the form of church communities."
From an article titled "Gluttons for Jesus" by Candace Chewell-Hodge on the Religion Dispatches blog. Yet another one of those fantastic bits of commentary on why individual Christians can be so ridiculous.
Read the article at Religion Dispatches.