Most popular idolatry quotes
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
The most dangerous idol is our own selves when we want to occupy the place of God.
Every idol, however exalted, turns out, in the long run, to be a Moloch, hungry for human sacrifice.
It nourishes man's ambition to domineer over his fellow man. Idolatry, therefore, is the source of all social and moral evil in the world.
Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth.
Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will; and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words.
People ask why we spend our time touching a statue when we could be out looking for work. We do it because faith will see us through. We do it because faith endures. We do it because faith is all we have at a time like this.