Idol Worship

  • (noun): The worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God.
    Synonyms: idolatry

Some articles on idol worship, worship, idol, idols, worships:

Hinduism And Sikhism - Differences - Differences Between Sikhism and Specific Hindu Traditions - Idol Worship
... The worship of murtis (icons) is an important part of several Hindu traditions, such as Vaishnavism and Shaivism, although some Hindu denominations ... Sikhs do not believe in worship of any sort of physical idol, symbol, picture, or statue ... for physical representions of the Gurus, as opposed to prayer (Prayer is not a "verbal idol") ...
Criticism Of Hinduism - Idol Worship
... texts of Abrahamic religions which strongly oppose the practice of creating Idols and worshiping them ... is that Hinduism in its core believes that All Gods and idols are one, they have come of the supreme creator of the Universe, who has no shape, no size ... Scientifically idol worship helps to visualise god and makes it easy to follow religious principles ...
Va'eira - In Classical Rabbinic Interpretation - Exodus Chapter 6
... it was difficult for the Israelites to abandon idol worship ... Phinehas descended from Jethro, who fattened (piteim) calves for idol worship ... (Phinehas) whose mother’s father crammed calves for idol-worship could kill the head of a tribe in Israel (Zimri, Prince of Simeon, as reported in Numbers 25) ...
Jain Rituals And Festivals - Rituals - Idol Worship - Other Forms
... Many other forms of worships are mainly performed on special occasions ... Some forms of worships have close relationship with these five auspicious life events of Tirthankara called Panch Kalyanaka ... After this an icon becomes object of worship ...

Famous quotes containing the words worship and/or idol:

    A self-denial, no less austere than the saint’s, is demanded of the scholar. He must worship truth, and forgo all things for that, and choose defeat and pain, so that his treasure in thought is thereby augmented.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
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