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Leadership that is entirely self-directed will always be pathological. The only thing worse than worshipping an idol is to act like an idol.
— Mel Lawrenz —

Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.

— Stanley Hauerwas

Imagine now a different scene. Aaron and the Israelites are patiently and faithfully waiting for Moses to return. Finally, they see him coming down. But rather than tablets of stone, he carries the golden calf. And then they hear him speak: "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt" (Exod. 32:4). The prophet himself would have now engaged in idolatric substitution. He ascended the mountain to meet with God, but he has returned with an idol. Impossible? It happens every day, and to the best of ordinary prophets, even if it does not happen in such a crass way: the prophets may carry down from the mountain the tablets of stone, but at least some of the writing on them can be traced to the golden calf rather than to the true God of Israel.

— Miroslav Volf

My parents inspire me every day. They are both incredible people that I love and look up to every day. Industry wise, I love what Justin Timberlake has done with his career. He's truly an idol to me, not only as a performer, but as a person as well.

— Max Schneider

Artists should never think of themselves as an idol. Fame is a side effect of one's work.

— Marina Abramovic

Many of us pray often, but we do not get the nourishment from our praying. This should not be so. We are not praying to an idol; we pray to the living God. He is the very God who is now in our spirit. When we speak to Him, He responds in our spirit. When we exercise our spirit, we realize Him within our spirit. If we merely exercise our mind and pray from our mouth, the Triune God within us has no way. He is not in our mind. but in our spirit. We must exercise our spirit (1 Tim. 4:7).

— Witness Lee

What Marxism calls atheism is basically the negation of an idol, which sometimes bears the name of God.

— Ernesto Cardenal

Imagine yourself acclaimed, a decorated national hero, an idol to millions of desperate people, then within six months, condemned to death by hanging.

— Joachim Peiper

Leadership that is entirely self-directed will always be pathological. The only thing worse than worshipping an idol is to act like an idol.

— Mel Lawrenz

Many people think that the Bible is the authentic word of God and they worship the Bible, making it an idol ...

— Alan Watts

When money, instead of man, is at the center of the system, when money becomes an idol, men and women are reduced to simple instruments of a social and economic system, which is characterized, better yet dominated, by profound inequalities. So we discard whatever is not useful to this logic; it is this attitude that discards children and older people, and is now affecting the young.

— Pope Francis

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