The Christian impulse is most radical - an alternative to the hyper-materialistic society that is now very similar to the heights of power of the Roman Empire more than 2,000 years ago.
Structure and materialism ruled to great affect as they do now, and with it came a hardness, a hardening of the human heart that Jesus Christ softened with love, compassion, and truth. He wasn't afraid to die; he wasn't afraid to speak up, he wasn't afraid to confront those most powerful with truths.
Truth is light, light is information, and information feeds our consciousness. Consciousness with its free thoughts build our great connection to life beyond the material, to Spirit, to our compass. Merry Christmas!