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The difference between the authority of what you believe is

your God and the authority of the state is that your allegiance to your God is freely given, while the authority of the state is the authority of imperfect humans in its most arbitrary form, and most certainly NOT freely accepted. Everyone has at least slight differences in their value systems from those of everyone else. If they choose their value systems without violent coercion, how are any of these value systems the same as any values promoted by the state with violence? Jesus Christ was one of the most powerful and persuasive opponents of arbitrary human authority in history. You are confusing the arbitrary violently enforced authority of humans (including self-described "Christians") with the authority of Jesus Christ, which is an authority which is freely accepted or rejected by each individual. God has no power to rule this Earth with force, it is against his own rules.