As a society develops, it tends to centralize the planning of good things. In the Church as in government, centralize goodness seems to be an improvement at first. But, with time, symptoms of tyranny and corruption emerge. Then, American Christians don’t blame the centrality of goodness, only the fading of the shroud.
Too much goodness in the hands of too few invites corruption. To end corruption, end centrally planned goodness in clerical Churchianity and government. Informal Christian fellowship trumps weekly monologues. States maintain sovereignty that Federations never receive.
But there’s a problem: Americans like centrality before its true colors show.