Q: How can the Edenite faith remain on good terms with the United Earth Authority and its brutality? Wouldn't a pacifist Christian sect be compelled to resist and attempt to reform such a murderous government?
A: It is an important question, and one you can be assured the elders of the Church have contended with. But the reason that the Edenites can be at peace with the UEA comes in their differences to much of modern Christianity.
First, the Edenites considered themselves apart from the secular world that surrounds them. They lead by example and stand as a community apart, suffering through the world as it is. A good reference for this, and it is always good to know some scripture with the Edenites, is 2nd Corinthian, Chapter 6 - which states - ""Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you." amongst other admonishments to suffer the world yet be apart from it.
Second, they see the Second Dark Age and United Earth as symptoms of God's judgment for sins that humanity has not yet repented from. In the Edenite mind, the first and greatest covenant that God made with humanity was to be stewards of His Creation. In this, humanity utterly failed, so God has established this dark power over them until the penance and restoration of God's covenant with humanity makes it no longer necessary.
Romans, Chapter 13 sums up the Edenite position perfectly:
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
It should be noted that the above chapter was written at the height of the Roman Empire, when it was still pagan. The Edenites see the UEA as being a tool of God's displeasure, a reckoning, brought forth in the form of a bestial power, much like how the violence of pagan tribes was used by God to punish those who broke the covenant in the Old Testament.
So, in this way, the United Earth Authority is a weight which humanity must bear for its sins, until it restores the covenant with God to be ministers and gardeners of His Creation.