Idolatry has become a major pillar in our society. Humans revolve their whole lives around the idea of idolatry, because in today’s world no one wants to be themselves, everyone is too busy trying to be someone else. To define idolatry is no the case because there is so much to discuss, it cannot be clearly defined. More likely it has to be explained.
When thinking of Idolatry, what do you think of? Religion right? When it comes to religion there are many. Many Godly figures are being idolized. Even other religions could have a different god they worship but you read into detail and both are the same person. For example Horus, Egyptian God of the sun and war was born from a virgins womb, baptized in a river by Anup the baptizer, tempted in the dessert, healed the sick, and blind, cast out demons, and could walk on water. Sound familiar, yes Jesus Christ. Jesus was born from a virgins womb, baptized by John the Baptist, tempted in the dessert by sin, and healed the sick and blind, cast out demons and walked on water. So whom are we idolizing really, when it comes to religion; Jesus Christ or Horus?
Lately in the past 200-150 years or so humans have began to take idolatry to another level. This form of idolatry is when a lower chain on the human scale appreciates and is in love with the idea of being or becoming like a human on the higher chain. In reference, we can talk about Beyonce and her Beyhive. Beyonce Knowles is a fabulous, multi billionaire hip hop and r&b artist, and business women she is idolized by many and some could say worshiped. The people that idolize her tend to be called what Beyonce calls her Beyhive. So her fans are categorized into a group, kind of like a religion, people are worshiping her like they worship gods in the many religions we have today. Seeing that a single human can fabricate a form of idolatry for herself and have people worship her like they do Jesus and Horus, who are we to try and define Idolatry?, it really cannot be defined clearly.
As you’ve read Idolatry cannot be defined at all. We as human beings seek and seek to find answers to the unknown, when the unknown doesn’t want to be known. Idolatry comes in many forms and is very broad and has been around for eons. The term of Idolatry will never be defined or come to a conclusion where it can be clearly defined because it is a term that is ever growing and not shrinking. Who knew one word, could control a species.