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Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
What we need to affirm is that Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Whenever we marry Jesus to a political party, we are committing the sin of idolatry. We are making Jesus into the image of our political party.
I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me, people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors.
Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
What I find interesting is that the people that follow your Twitters are called 'followers.' Talk about false idolatry, right?
Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
George Bernard Shaw
To get overprotective about particular readings of the Bible is always in danger of idolatry.
N. T. Wright
We call an obsession with having someone's approval 'co-dependency;' the Bible's word for it is idolatry. A country can be an idol. A family can be an idol.
Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
There is a danger in monotheism, and it's called idolatry. And we know the prophets of Israel were very, very concerned about idolatry, the worship of a human expression of the divine.
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols.
Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man's idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.
In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for a teacher of English literature. I wanted to do something that he would approve of more, so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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