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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #idolatry

Once man has lost the fundamental orientation which unifies his existence, he breaks down into the multiplicity of his desires; in refusing to await the time of promise, his life-story disintegrates into a myriad of unconnected instants.

Pope Francis

#idolatry #polytheism #faith

I was in misery, and misery is the state of every soul overcome by friendship with mortal things and lacerated when they are lost. Then the soul becomes aware of the misery which is its actual condition even before it loses them.

Augustine of Hippo

#disillusionment #idolatry #friendship

If you uproot the idol and fail to plant the love of Christ in its place, the idol will grow back.

Tullian Tchividjian

#idolatry #love

If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated." (Notebooks)


#atheism #idolatry #religion #religion

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.

Sharron Angle

#bread #commandment #country #daily #daily bread

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.

William Wordsworth

#avarice #expense #high #idolatry #living

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.

Orson Pratt

#anything #christianity #ever #far #heard

Every man becomes the image of the God he adores. He whose worship is directed to a dead thing becomes dead. He who loves corruption rots. He who loves a shadow becomes, himself, a shadow. He who loves things that must perish lives in dread of their perishing.

Thomas Merton

#idolatry #worship #love

The denigration of those we love always detaches us from them in some degree. Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers.

Gustave Flaubert

#idolatry #idols #love-disappointment #love

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

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