Change is always greeted by the most hard-nosed and yet subtle opposition. Sacred cows and expired traditions don’t help guard doctrine. They actually encourage dangerous and deceptive ideas.
As long as we keep our sacred cows, then we won’t care if the nation’s leader calls for the slaughter of millions of Jews. As long as a president uses the word “patriot” we don’t care if he illegally spies on our personal phone calls. And as long as the Sunday morning answer man is called “pastor”, it doesn’t matter if he defines “Christ” as ANYONE who pretends to bring “world peace”.