Paper peace, paper god

Cavemen prayed to stones and talismans, but modern men worship paper gods.

Today’s worshipers claim they are not superstitious or even religious, yet they cling devoutly to a cult that bows to a mountainous paper peace that is really just pieces of paper, a mountain of paper, a paper-thin god who answers no prayers.

The belief is often sincere, an article of warm faith, not cold analysis. Neville Chamberlain, returning from talks with “Herr Hitler,” brandished a piece of paper like it was the staff of Moses, and claimed “peace in our time.  h/t as