One of the things that brought God’s wrath on Rome was how her pagan religion drew people away from the true creator. As I attend a trade show this week in “fabulous Las Vegas” I suddenly understand a little about Yahweh’s frustration with these false gods. There are gods here. The temples to Lady Luck and her sister Spectacle glitter in the night. Brazen sexuality permeates the air like the heat.
Under it all seethes a current of self-importance and defiance. I am my own god. My pleasures are my devotion, my personal fulfillment is my discipline. Yes, there is a little bit of Babylon here in fabulous Las Vegas. Lord have mercy.