Dear Folks -
Though we are taught by all solid religious traditions that we cannot serve two master, we all try to do it. Indeed I believe that somehow we must learn to live with one foot firmly planted in our religion and one firmly planted in the world - otherwise we end up not having anything of substance to offer to either. There are two clues as to whether a religion is trustworthy or not. One is if it focuses only on the "prosperity" of its own members and the other is if it divides people into warring camps. We must learn to live with a delicate balance.
That's a brief summary of the talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week. The full text I used (which is considerably different from the audio version) follows.