The civil religion of America worships the god of prgoress and ispires us to complete, achieve, and win for the sake of competing, achieving, and winning. We live in a future-oriented culture that relates time largely to efficency and productivity. We are more inclined that ever to use time to accomplish resluts than to enhance relationships.----
Our worth and and identity are determined by achievments and accomplishments, and when we stop perorming, we cease to be valuable. When asked the question, "Who are you?", we respond by what we have done.
Source: Conformed to His Image, Zondervan