Last Sunday I wrote about basketball as the civil religion of Kentucky.
This week, the feeling is even stronger. The University of Kentucky men's basketball team plays a Final Four game tonight. Today, our town was blue and white. In the grocery store, the bank, the coffee shop, on the street - by my count every third person was wearing blue and white and/or the word "Kentucky."
The commonwealth will slow down at 8:40. This is a binding fact among people of all classes. Civil religion's high festival is upon us.