You may resist seeing it this way, but I observe that
Church is for many a sanctuary
From the righteous requirements of God—
A refuge from accountability—
A collective conspiracy to imagine
That he is other than who the scriptures say he is, and
That he has no high expectations of man after all,
And that it’s all just a big misunderstanding—
If not a contemptible act of satanic heresy—
That anyone would think he does.
And I think that God, being already on the record,
Does not intervene to tell them to cut it out
But leaves them to their own devices
And waits patiently to settle it later
When they are done.