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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

a theology of distraction

Secularism is defined as "denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis." This word comes from the Latin saeculum meaning "generation," or "age." In a Christian context it connotes "the world." I wonder if it may also be called a "theology of distraction." Distractions seem to come around more often when something that has a religious or spiritual basis may be of benefit to us. Lent is like the opposite of secularism.