One thing I’m becoming more and more convinced of is that people have a desire to be a part of something significant, and when they aren’t apart of God’s mission, they turn to ego and self-centered desires to be great.
The college student who spends day and night attempted to build up his World of Warcraft character or advance in Call of Duty IV is looking for significance. He’s created his own mission.
What’s the appeal of the Twilight novels? It’s a fantasy world in which in a normal girl discovers that she’s significant, unique, and special because the perfect guy (or vampire) for some reason chooses her…then a werewolf does too.
Mini-Man Made Missions
- Making more money than your neighbor
- World of Warcraft
- GPA Wars
- Football Fans (some teams have some of the largest cults in the world)
- Theology Police / Heretic Hunters
- Obsessing Over Politics
- Obsessing Over Attendance
- Obsessing Over Looks
- Fighting to be Popular