That video made me think about a letter once written to the Israelites about “loving the city” by fitting in.
“Build houses and settle down…marry and have sons and daughters…increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which (God) carried you into exile.”
Infiltrating and fitting in is not a concept that gets much play in church circles.
We more often talk about separating ourselves, which may be the very right thing to do.
It becomes a problem when that separation leaks in a drop of superiority, which breeds a smudge of demeaning attitude.
And then, before you know it, some religious version of “Why, ‘cause I have a brain, and you don’t?” comes tumbling out of our mouths, McHenry-style.