Friday, October 22, 2010

Graven Images

I love when smart people ask pointed questions about emotionally charged claims that other people make. It's fun to watch - fun to read, and it's good for America.

It's troubling, though, when they do it badly. When i found this one on HuffPost, I had high hopes. Let's talk about idolatry, I thought. Unfortunately, the author blew it, giving up on the gentle condemnations we need, and lifting up "freedom" as our new God...yet another idol, carved from our own social ideology.

This is the real message of the Second Commandment for our lawmakers and our society: God is God. Whatever else you'd like to pretend is God is not. Not the free market. Not the environment. Not even the Bible is God. God is God, and we are not. Humility is the true message of the commandment, and it's one I think we could all use as a reminder now and again.
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