“Idolatry is an account of the world. It is not stand-alone worship of some god who is not God, who is being worshiped for its own sake. No, the idol is connected to an account of the world. This means that when we reject the idolatry, as we must do, we are still not in a position to reject the thing of which that idol is erroneously thought to be lord. We reject Aphrodite, not sexuality. We reject Mammon, not money in our wallets. We reject Ceres, not wheat farming. We reject Poseidon, not joining the Navy” (Empires of Dirt, p. 19).
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