Americans in the pews must find Jesus either dull or boring (never judge a book by it's cover) because I don't think they understand What Jesus Meant (interview with author Gary Wills, mp3 26.4 MB).
Namely, they seem to think that Jesus is okay with war.
In general, the more frequently an American attends church, the less likely he or she is to say the war [in Iraq] was a mistake.
quoted in Harper, Jennifer. "Go to church, back the war." The Washington Times 17 March 2006
In a not altogether unrelated development, I came across some infamous Anglicans/Episcopalians who aren't exactly pacifists:
from The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters, via memepool
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