Top 19 Idolatry Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Idolatry Quotes from famous people such as Charles Spurgeon, Andrew Garfield, William Wordsworth, Peter Scolari, Pope John Paul II, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.
Charles Spurgeon
I have no interest in being known as a celebrity; ‘celebrity’ is a pretty disgusting word. It’s part of the brainwashing of the culture, part of the false idolatry of those that are only human, and I don’t want to participate in that.
Andrew Garfield
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
William Wordsworth
I used to make fun of those actors who talked about the theater as their temple and their place of worship. I’m not to that degree of zealotry or idolatry of theater as this holy place. But it’s a place where I get together with people who do what I do, and we understand each other in that respect.
Peter Scolari
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II
Opposite to godliness is atheism in profession, and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind, that it never had many professors.
Isaac Newton
Our duty was to declare God’s standards to the world: no adultery, no fornication, no gays, no idolatry.
Megan Phelps-Roper
What I find interesting is that the people that follow your Twitters are called ‘followers.’ Talk about false idolatry, right?
Emilio Estevez
Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols.
John Bach
It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
Virginia Woolf
To get overprotective about particular readings of the Bible is always in danger of idolatry.
N. T. Wright
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
Orson Pratt
People should never worship images. The spread of mental darkness is due to the prevalence of idolatry.
Dayananda Saraswati
Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
Lionel Blue
Pictures may serve as helps to religion but are only an appendix to idolatry, for the people must be taught to believe in false gods and in the power of saints before they will learn to worship their images.
Horace Walpole
Idolatry is in a man’s own thought, not in the opinion of another.
John Selden
My Tarkovsky idolatry was at its peak, but ‘Nostalghia’ really didn’t do anything for me. ‘The Sacrifice’ was similarly disappointing for me. Next thing we knew, he was dead.
Geoff Dyer
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
Culture’s essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
Northrop Frye