OK Khandu, since you have traded in your broad brush :-) for one with a finer tip, I have a lot less to agrue with you about.
Let me just say, and not nearly as eloquently as some of the above, that most people of faith do try to follow Christ. ALL people of faith fall short of his example. I know that I do many things in my daily life trying to love the unlovable, trying to help the helpless, trying to touch the untouchable. I do it very differently (I hope) from the people who you are talking about. And many of the type of people you are talking about say that I am not a Christian. Once I was even called an agent of Satan because of my political views. But as Dr. Larch said in John Irving's "The Cider House Rules" (the Book, not the movie) "We're all doing God's work."
Gotta get back to the game, I miss those halftimes with the high school marching bands *BG*