Religion Essay | Idol Worship in Today's Society

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Idol Worship in Today's Society

Summary: Throughout the history of humankind, the majority population of most civilizations believed in a higher being or beings. People have also given their praise to earthly beings or non-living things as well. In the time and culture of which Muhammad was a part, idol worship was common and generally acceptable. In today's society, idol worship is even more common than it was in Muhammad's time.
What is idol worship? There are many answers one might have to this question. Idol worship is anything that comes between a worshiper and God. It is anything that someone gives power or status to. Idol worship is the perishable while God is the imperishable. Arrogance towards God appears in the form of idol worship.

In his writings, Muhammad says "I am forbidden to serve your idols, now that clear proofs have been given me from my Lord." (726) In our society, fashion, fame, sex, wealth, status, TV, computers, and cars could all be considered idols. They are all perishable objects that take our attention and will away from God. Yet for many people, even those that consider themselves Christians, the idols in our society today are still "served" by those people with priority over God.

Is it then wrong to want to be famous or...

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