Friday, November 14th, 2008 | Author:

I post on a lot of different topics, although most relate to Christianity or American politics. What I find most interesting are the web searches that connect readers to one of my posts. These are not my regular readers. They haven’t been referred by another blog. They have simply searched out a topic that’s important to them, and landed someplace in my archives. Right or wrong, I view their topics as an informal “pulse of the public.”

So what have people searched for and found here? Some of the repeated queries are variations on:

  • wise man, foolish man
  • spiritual discernment
  • bailout
  • martial law
  • intercession
  • Christian history

But, by a ratio of at least 5-to-1 and counting, the most common query ever is …

  • seize 401K

Three weeks ago, I did a post titled Democrats to Seize 401K Money? I’d like to think that it’s my exquisite prose or my unique intellectual grasp of issues that, to this day, brings multiple people to this post – but I know better. The post was basically just a couple of links to news stories. And yet they still come, from all over the country, putting it at the top of my “Top Posts” list.

My other thought is that people are finally waking up to the dangers of central government control and violations of our civil liberties – but that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

If you have another explanation I’d be delighted to hear it, but I’ve finally just conceded that most Americans worship money above all else: with zeal and tunnel vision, we trust in our bank accounts. Mothers can kill their unborn babies, our military can kill innocent civilians, our government can trample the rights of individuals and decimate the constitution, and we can turn our backs on the God who gave us this amazing country … as long as they don’t touch our money.

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:7-11)

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