Archaeologists dig into the trash of centuries and make assumptions about the people who once lived there by what they find in the trash piles, in the ruins of their homes, in their abandoned cities. What will future archaeologists think about us?
You already know when they find something they cannot explain easily, it always has a “religious” significance. Think for a moment with me about our modern homes. In nearly every modern home, rich or poor, there is one room bigger than the others that has places for people to sit, and furniture for that purpose. Usually, that furniture is arranged so that every person seated in that biggest room can easily see…..what object? All the chairs and sofas face what? The TV. Are future archaeologists going to conclude that each of us has a worship center in our homes, and that black box transmits our religion to us all individually, in our homes?
Come to think of it, how far wrong would they actually be in making that assumption?