Audio Archive, Aug. 21 – There May Not Be a God, But Idols Are Real

Rev. Jonalu Johnstone reflects on modern idolatry. We think of idolatry as an ancient sin, venerating statues of gold. Today’s idols are different. Anytime we allow our lives to be controlled by pursuit of something that is not worthy, we commit idolatry. Addictions, egotism, materialism, are all examples of ways we give more importance to something than it deserves, essentially constructing idols, fixations to worship and build our lives around. As Emerson said, “That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping, we are becoming.” Our convener is Dick Beeman.

A few minutes of the end of the service are missing from the recording due to technical issues (a full media card).

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