Yesterday I suggested that the increased political activism we see around us is fundamentally religious in nature. As Paul Krugman pointed out, there is an intense longing welling up in our society for an end to injustice and atrocity. And to be absolutely clear, I believe that this longing is deep, sincere, and praiseworthy. The problem isn’t at all that so many people have a moral objection to the status quo. I agree with them completely: the status quo is awful. The real tragedy is that so many (again, including many Christians) are relying primarily, if not exclusively, on political struggle to satisfy what is essentially a longing for God, for His righteousness and for His Kingdom.