I believe the fundamental struggles the Bible comments on include:
- Superficial groupings e.g.
- Claims to be God’s “chosen people”
- Desire for material pleasures.
- The idea of a “personal relationship” with God.
- The idea of any single embodied being being the incarnation of God e.g. a man, an animal, a plant or a building.
- Inventions that supplant the way God operates e.g.
- Agricultural practice supplanting nomadic gathering or
- Systems of trade that supplant sharing.
- Practices like warfare (particularly when avoidable) versus non-violence.
- The pursuit of perpetual prosperity versus seasonal prosperity, which would mean:
- Times of hardship and times of doing well or
- Times of autonomy and times of some form of submission.
- Any idea of improving what God has made.
- Discontentment with what God has made or allowed.
- The idea of human’s appointment to stewardship of the earth by anyway that departs from God’s simple patterns.
- The idea of humans as more important than other creatures.
- The idea of “justice”.
- Moral judgements and ideals.
- Claims to knowing what is ultimately unknowable (e.g. God).
… but this is just my opinion. ~ Ervin Welsh