Bnonn Tennant (the B is silent)

Where a recovering ex-atheist skewers things with a sharp two-edged sword

What is idolatry?

TLDR: it is worshiping other divine beings. It is not putting things before God—whether money, food, sport, entertainment, sex, love, family or anything else. You can’t worship those things, and making them your masters is not the same thing as idolatry.

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Are pictures of Jesus idolatry? Part 1: exegesis

Thinking so is an understandably venerable Reformed tradition which strikes me as naive and legalistic on several levels. Here, I look at the context of the second commandment to exegete the limitations of its meaning.

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