"'The [Hell's] Angels rallied to the Protector first of all, and stood like solid rock amid chaos.'"
-SM Stirling, A Meeting At Corvallis (New York, 2007), Chapter Twelve, p. 318.
A kidnapper says:
"'Please forgive me, but this is war, and I am the faithful vassal of Lady Sandra...'" (p. 354).
The kidnapped boy replies:
"'I understand that, my lady... I don't hate you. You're a warrior doing your duty to your folk and chief, like Liath and Aiofe did. I know people die in wars. But...remember it's my duty to stop you doing yours.'" (ibid.)
I won't quote the bishop living/role-playing fanatical hate. Society has regressed from the rule of law to the rule of men. Post-Changers/Emberversers need to strive to restore modern values, not seize the opportunity to revive medieval values.