idolatry

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The 'true God' is one of love and mystery and contrasts with other forms of god which are not real: from personal gods to Sunday School renditions, this probes instances of conversion, addresses the real and unreal qualities of an experience with God, and focuses on the characteristics of idolatries.
Surely people bowing to sticks and stones and confusing them with divinities are scarce and far between today, and to the extent that the term idolatry surfaces in sermons today it tends to address metaphorical idolatries like worship of money or fame.
The title is drawn from a list of sources for UU tradition contained in the bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which states, "Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.