Something Resembling God

“A basic idea of the Reformation tradition is that we are always involved with something resembling God — either the God of life or with an idol that acts as if it were all powerful and determined everything. I see the idol very clearly before me. It sucks the blood of people. It has made them blind and evil; they greedily make themselves wealthy, they arm themselves pathologically and, deaf to the crying, they let children starve.” – Dorothee Soelle