Maybe Germany has achieved its Übermensch, but America has achieved over-munch, and we need to hit the very gyms that our Teutonic divines are so worried about — without neglecting the soul or marginalizing the infirm. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19)?
THE REV. BRYAN GRIEM
Montrose Community Church
I have to say yes, there are many things in our culture that are worshiped in a religious-like way.
Some people spend one to four hours per day caring for the body through exercise, proper nutrition and diet (including shopping at all the right health food stores). What if we spent that time studying religious texts, meditating or in prayer with God? There are too many things that have been allowed to encroach upon or even replace religion in our lifestyles.