Praying to unreal G-d

Op-ed in today’s NYT from a prof of law and philosophy at U Mich (who also lives a few blocks away from me):

“When it feels like the world is falling apart, I seek refuge in religious rituals — but not because I believe my prayers will be answered. The prayers we say in synagogue remind me that evil has always been with us but that people persevere, survive and even thrive. I take my kids so that they feel connected to that tradition, so that they know the world has been falling apart from the start — and that there’s beauty in trying to put it back together.”…

My investment thesis: We’ll get through this–Putin, Covid, stagflation, authoritarians at home and abroad. But if somehow we don’t, then we’ll have bigger problems than a mere market meltdown to be concerned about.