Not sure if you meant to reply to my post. But I agree that it's extremely hypocritical for self-described "Christians" to participate in war, venerate wealth and power, etc.
If science has 'high priests,' it's a religion, or some chancers are putting one over on people big time.
Science doesn't have 'high priests,' although it does have, shall we say, respected 'elder statesmen.' The difference is that a high priest can determine or interpret dogmas, which are selected statements said to be beyond justification or verification, and which can thus in turn be used as a basis for the justification of other statements. In contrast, science abandons verificationism completely. Instead, science relies on falsification of statements, with no statements accepted dogmatically.
In practice, scientists frequently take certain statements as temporary dogmas, in order to generate from them further statements which can be put to empirical tests. If these statements are falsified, the 'dogmas' are themselves discarded, again in contrast to religion.