Jesus said that if anyone wanted to be his disciple must take up his cross and follow Jesus.
Followers of Jesus must deny themselves, must give up everything that they hold important.
In is in the death of Jesus that victory was achieved.
In was in the destruction of God that we are able to say we believe.
Jesus did not attempt to grasp equality with God but instead humbled himself to death, even death on a cross. He did not aim for heaven, he gave up everything.
Those who say they believe in God, those who claim to be his followers but fight to hold on to their status, their government protected rights, they are not following the God who died. They are following the same philosophy that they claim to fight against.
God is love… sort it out.