Magazine July 31, 2017, Issue

Political Idols

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By nearly every quantifiable measure, life has improved for most Americans over the past four decades. Yet most Americans are also increasingly unsatisfied with their lot. What gives? My theory is that many of my fellow citizens have not only abandoned God, as I have, but have shelved a bunch of His good ideas as well.

Take, for example, the Sabbath.

As a kid I’d occasionally be sent off to an Orthodox Jewish youth group, where I would be billeted with a religious family for the weekend. One of the more irritating features of these spiritual mini-camps was being compelled to keep

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