Cheap religion teaches us how to live successfully in a sick system. Sometimes therapy teaches us how to live successfully in a sick system. Sometimes therapy teaches us how to accommodate ourselves to a world based on power, prestige, and possessions. That’s why many people need more and more therapy or addictive religion as they “adjust” to a sicker and sicker environment. If we do not question the underlying lies, we can psychologize and theologize forever. As a general rule, we need more and more of what doesn’t work. If it worked, we wouldn’t need to keep increasing the fix.echoes of Noel Coward's
Extraordinary how potent cheap music isfrom 'Private Lives', I wonder, as well as Bonhoeffer on Cheap Grace? Plenty to reflect on as I think towards speaking on Sunday.