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#idolatry

Read through the most famous quotes by topic #idolatry




The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.


Esther Dyson


#idolatry #internet #technology #internet

mysterious money had stood to him as the symbol of earthly good, and the immediate object of toil. He had seemed to love it little in the years when every penny had its purpose for him; for he loved the purpose then. But now, when all purpose was gone, that habit of looking towards the money and grasping it with a sense of fulfilled effort made a loam that was deep enough for the seeds of desire.


George Eliot


#idolatry #money #love

Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols.


John Bach


#even #good #idolatry #idols #really

You can’t, if you can’t feel it, if it never Rises from the soul, and sways The heart of every single hearer, With deepest power, in simple ways. You’ll sit forever, gluing things together, Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps, Blowing on a miserable fire, Made from your heap of dying ash. Let apes and children praise your art, If their admiration’s to your taste, But you’ll never speak from heart to heart, Unless it rises up from your heart’s space.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


#art #idolatry #individuality #legacy #love

‎A careful reading of the Old and New Testaments shows that idolatry is nothing like the crude picture that springs to mind of a sculpture in some distant country. The idea is highly sophisticated, drawing together the complexities of motivation in individual psychology, the social environment, and also the unseen world. Idols are not just on pagan altars, but in well-educated human hearts and minds


Richard Keyes


#old-testament #richard-keyes #education

We imagine that a little anxiety and worry is an indication of how wise we really are; it may be an indication of how wicked we really are.


Oswald Chambers


#idolatry #worry #imagination

The author points to the impact of what he called Dutch disease, where the discovery of found wealth from a particular commodity causes a culture to atrophy with respect to work ethic and broader development. Continuing wealth from the single commodity is taken for granted. The government, flush with wealth, is expected to be generous. When the price of that commodity drops, a government which would remain in power dare not cut back on this generosity.


Daniel Yergin


#idolatry #materialism #prosperity #money

If change and growth are not programmed into your spirituality, if there are not serious warnings about the blinding nature of fear and fanaticism, your religion will always end up worshiping the status quo and protecting your present ego position and personal advantage as if it were God.


Richard Rohr


#humility #idolatry #status-quo #nature

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.


Karen Armstrong


#called #concerned #danger #divine #expression

Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.


Lionel Blue


#cracked #early #i #idolatry #open






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