Work is the object of devotion, hope, and transcendence. But work, created by God as a good thing, cannot bear the load of becoming a deity.
A writer for the Atlantic earlier this year coined the term for a previously unnamed religion — workism. The name may be new, but the religion is age-old and frighteningly familiar. Workism, they say, is “the belief that work is not only necessary to economic production, but also the centerpiece of one’s identity and life’s purpose.” It is a “kind of religion, promising identity, tr

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