For over 200 years, modern pagans have been living off the moral capital of Christianity. They want what Christianity has to offer, but they don’t want to pay for it.
Be it the “settled science” of Charles Darwin, or the glorified slob appeal of an antique popular song, “You Are a Child of the Universe,” they want God’s blessings without God–blessings handed down by no one in particular. Natural selection. The Universe. Ee-yi-ee-yi-oh.
(I based this column on Romans 8:28; but Romans Chapter 1 powerfully suggests itself: worshiping the creation, not the creator.)