Money is faith! Money is faith in the system. I chase and accept money knowing our civilized society will accept it in exchange for the true objects of my desire — guitars and coffee.
Like an old pagan god, it is an inexorable institution animated by the belief of the people, the collective craving of the masses.
One wonders whether one day, under the twilight of the post nuclear sun, the new covenant of Barter, the unabstracted immediacy of need, will displace our modern financial religion. But for now, I worship daily. Long live the S&P 500! May the Great Line always rise!