Our false idols
consist of money, status, possessions, power, etc.
In tracing the development of Hamsun's literary career--from brash upstart hell-bent on tearing down the false idols
of Norwegian literature to world famous Nobel Prize winner to eventual pariah--Kolloen's biography offers a study in paradox.
COUNTERFEIT GODS: THE EMPTY PROMISES OF MONEY, SEX AND POWER, AND THE ONLY HOPE THAT MATTERS comes from a nationally famous minister and author of other spirituality books and here considers how readers can identify the false idols
in their lives.
I believe history will show the golden age of the free market and private enterprise was nothing more that a self-serving period of worshipping at the feet of false idols
Our world has grown weary of greed, exploitation and division, of the tedium of false idols
and piecemeal responses, and the pain of false promises," the pope said after a welcoming ceremony by native Aborigines in tribal paint.
Menopause Man is ultimately a novel of growth, and learning to evolve above being ruled by desires and how to let go of the false idols
of meaningless money, indulgence, or sex without love.
and rejection of God lurk throughout the whole of this book.
And yet this revelation beautifully exemplifies his understanding: the narrative describes the creation of subjects who are asked to be faithful to the event--and it gives dire warnings of pseudo-events, fake truths, false idols
Most tragic of all is that teenage girls are taught by commercialism that their womanly curves are somehow unattractive, and that nicotine abuse is necessary for artificially suppressing their appetites and starving them into having thin, childlike figures - so they can emulate false idols
such as Kate Moss.
Obsessed with rigid fundamentalist doctrine that forbids adornments and shrine worship, Arab jihadists went on rampages and destroyed Afghan burial markers, proclaiming that they encouraged the veneration of false idols
According to scripture, our social aspirations betray the placement of our hearts--with God, or with false idols