Somewhere on the web, there's a terrific quote (5 pages) from an English government person - probably Parliment. He was speaking about Organizations, Labor Unions, Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, Religions - ANY sort or organization, because, when all is said and done - that's what they are.
To wit: a small group of people band together with a common cause - sometimes in rebellion against another, established organization (Reformed Baptist Church established from First Baptist Church established from Baptist Church, etc.)
This small group gets others into their group, and as they get larger, they need direction. A group within their group, usually the founders, start giving needed direction. The group gets bigger - they need more meeting places and an agenda as to what their goals and beliefs are. Thus, an organization is founded.
The organization grows until it needs to take care of itself (buildings, machines, taxes, PR, law suits, etc.)and rather loses sight of the people within the organization. Slowly, over time, the organization formed to help it's own people needs to keep it's people in line so that the organization can go get more people so that the organization can continue to grow.
At that point, the organization is it's own entity. At that point, the people within must consider whether they want to belong to the organization or not - for they joined to the group of people for a cause - not to be an appendage of the organization.
The politician was making the point that no one should expect to join an organization for life (or eternity) because organizations evolve - no matter what kind. His point was that organizations were useful - up to a point. An organization starts as people and ends up feeding upon it's own people to survive as an organization.
He also made the point, that before joining any organization - we should have in our mind that we will, in all probability, leave that organization at some time in the future because it has evolved into another type of organization - and it's agenda is no longer our, for whatever reason.
I was impressed by the logic behind the thinking, even if we keep religion out of it. How many people change political views in their lifetime? How many don't like the direction of their political parties? About everyone. Put our religion into the picture - and what he says make a lot of sense - if we were to look at the organization part of our religion - which is most of our religion, in my opinion.