God and Man at Work
Calvinism as an operating rule! In the US this is true, but most folk don't even recognize it in themselves. This article captures it:
..This myth comes out of the theology of our Puritan past, a theology which said that God's chosen will be known by their worldly success. Anyone who is less than successful is damned in God's eyes.
This is one of the factors which has made us so fascinated by wealth and celebrity, and one of the reasons that many Americans think that wealth and celebrity could be theirs with a little good luck or a break...
One of my canniest theology teachers likes to say that theology is "unvoiced operating assumptions," the things we believe about how life works which we rarely interrogate to see if it is borne out in fact. ..
Remember the rule? 'What is going on ain't what is going on'..PMSS
God and Man at Work | The Village Gate