It is time to cease to argue about God , and instead to unite in the unmasking of contemporary forms of idolatry.
Erich Fromm, in The Sane Society, Ch. 8: Roads to Sanity, p. 351
When people say, "I know God forgives me, but I can't forgive myself," they mean that they have failed an idol, whose approval is more important than God's.
There are more idols than realities in the world: that is my "evil eye" for this world, which is also my "evil ear"..
The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
If you uproot the idol and fail to plant the love of Christ in its place, the idol will grow back.