Why do you confuse the two?
I can be a seeker of truth without following any religion. I may look to the Masters of whatever sect for guidance and enlightenment, but it doesn't mean I have to accept the dogmas that have grown around the teachings.
Jesus was a slave to no man - even when he was captured, whipped and crucified, Hewas still free. You get caught up in the outter trappings and forget the inner reality.
I'm downvoting your post for its ignorance and intolerance.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.