Do Atheists Worship Money?

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I heard a radio program in Ireland in which the presenter who is openly atheist, said he didn’t worship money because it’s not a god. “It’s not a deity, so I don’t think the word “worship” is appropriate”.

The word worship however can have a double meaning being used in two contexts. It can mean to adore God or it can be used in the term of adoring and showing honor to something that isn’t divine. The Greek for worship is proskuneō (προσκυνέω) which literally means to prostrate oneself in homage to something or someone.

Because the word worship today is generally associated with adoring a living deity, it comes as no surprise people like the atheist presenter gets confused.

Does the modern world prostrate figuratively before money to show it homage and give it more honor than God himself? Does it worship an idol that does not speak nor offer eternal paradise? Yes it does. That is the reality we live in today. It takes the place of the real riches given us from above.

I hope this helps clear up any confusion.

3 thoughts on “Do Atheists Worship Money?

  1. What, if anything, does the rest of the post have to do with the “Atheist” mentioned in the first line. The Mega-Church Preachers of Prosperity are some of the worst offenders. “Money” is not the root of all evil. The love of money is, and these hypocrites show that clearly. 😛


    1. I’m dealing with the claim that Atheists don’t worship money because worship is construed by them as something divine or a living deity. My post does not deal with the whole world who worship money on this occasion even though you are right that many religious people do.


      1. Aahh…. I see. Thanx. 🙂
        I don’t know why any Christian Apologist would even raise that argument, when their own fixation on filthy lucre is so obvious. I’ve driven through destitute rural communities, with tar-paper shacks and rusted cars up on blocks…. and a huge, magnificent church on the hill above, with the priest’s Lexus parked beside it. 😳

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