The Religion of ‘Me’

Name the fastest growing religion in the United States right now.

You’re wrong.

The fastest growing religion in the United States today is the religion of ‘me’.

The religion of ‘me’ has members in every other church today.  The religion of ‘me’ does not take no for an answer; and if it should so please, it will not take yes for an answer either.  The religion of ‘me’ can be whatever you want it to be, because you make the rules, you set the boundaries, you decide what is good and right, and what is the abomination of desolation.

The religion of ‘me’ has always been a massive religion of millions of individual members all over the country, but these past two weeks have really drawn in the converts, faster than any other evangelism program ever created.

These past two weeks have seen a massive public debate of the use of birth control medication.  The Roman Catholic Church, as well as The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and other denominations have spoken out strongly against the use of birth control by both the married and the unmarried.  There was a time when these bodies spoke not only for their official position on an issue, but also for their membership.

But not for those who belong to the religion of ‘me’.  Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and others have come out and argued against their own church bodies and in favor of birth control.

What is their rational?

Birth control allows a woman to not become pregnant, thereby not interfering with her life before she is ready.  Birth control allows men to have as many partners as they desire without having the burden of commitment.  Birth control allows one to do what they want, when they want, and not having to worry about anyone else in the world.

Birth control is the ideal drug in the religion of ‘me’ because it gives one control over whether or not they will have children.  In the religion of ‘me’ commitment and children and responsibility are the unholy trinity.  In the religion of ‘me’, the only thing that matters are your wants, your desires, your needs; no one else matter besides you.

In the religion of ‘me’ there is no room for a God who is a jealous God, a God who demands 100% of one’s attention, a God who demands one to fear, love and trust in Him.

The religion of ‘me’ allows everyone to be their own god; the problem is that when you are the god, there is no room for the true God of heaven and earth.

About revschmidt

An LCMS Pastor in North-Central Kansas
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One Response to The Religion of ‘Me’

  1. Jon says:

    Michael, great post! But there is one comment I question. You say, “The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and other denominations have spoken out strongly against the use of birth control by both the married and the unmarried. There was a time when these bodies spoke not only for their official position on an issue, but also for their membership.” When was the last time this happened? Officially, the LCMS has no stance regarding birth control. I think to say we have spoken out strongly against its use wouldn’t be true for the last 50 plus years. If anything, we have been silent. Which leads to your newest post…

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