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Too many gods

What is your spiritual quest?

Some people worry about our godless culture. I think the problem is just the opposite. We have too many gods.

Luther once wrote, "That to which your heart clings and entrusts itself is, I say, really your God." If that is true, then no one is without a god. We all have causes or people or ideas to which we cling. Just think how often you have heard religious language applied to people's interests: "They worship their children"; "He follows the stock market religiously"; "She is committed to her job"; "He swears by vitamin C."


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