Does believing that most of the problems in life could or should be solved by government constitute a form of theism?
I think the instinct is to say no, that's hyperbole. And yeah, perhaps it is. On the other hand, I do wonder if it is in theory possible to worship government as a god. And if it is, then would I be an atheist with regards to that god?
People can worship nature as god. Or natural things. Why not government? How would I know if they were doing this thing?