Introducing the hierarchy of religious beliefs, as basically defined by Crispian Jago. It’s fairly easy to read, with the most harmless at the bottom and the most harmful at the top. The hierarchy argues that an individual or institution cannot make their way up the pyramid without hitting all the levels below. It can be described, simply, as a ladder. Everyone, as individuals, or every collection of institutions, as a society, starts at the very bottom and will accordingly adjust towards the environment surrounding them and the emotions within them.
Compassionate conservatives are officially an endangered species in our modern day Republican party. Conservatives no longer want to help people while staying out of affairs — they want to destroy those who need help while staying out of everything. That’s one of the main reasons why the Republican Party is practically defunct.