Erick Erickson has a post up at RedState.com today that hits on one of my favorite topics. Those who like to see themselves as above such un-enlightened things as “religion,” the endlessly ironic and humorous fact is that everyone worships someone or something. If it’s not God, then it’s usually their own appetites and opinions.
A couple of quick excerpts from the piece:
We are still a mostly religious nation, but it has become cool to reject Christ or even to come out as an atheist. Atheists are routinely feted by our celebrity culture, appear on news shows mouthing off on the topics of the day, and are heralded as courageous for rejecting several thousand years of considered thought while mocking that considered thought as mythology.
The stupid are always the wise in this world.
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People need gods. It may be a job. It may be a drug. It may be family. It may be a hobby. Each person’s god may be different and it may even be yourself. But everyone puts their faith in something and it becomes their god whether they believe it or not.