Idolatry is Primarily a Way of Life

Idolatry is not primarily considered to be a metaphysical error, a question of ontology. The key question is not what people believe but how they behave. What constitutes idolatry is usually not the mistaken attribution of certain qualities to material objects, but the attitude of loyalty that people adopt toward created realities...Idolatry is primarily a way of life, not a metaphysical worldview...the Bible appears to consider allegiance most commonly to be the decisive factor in separating idolatry from true worship.

--William Cavanaugh, from Field Hospital

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