Idolatry for Dummies

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At a recent rally, in Austin, Texas, for “Beto” (his real name’s Francis) O’Rourke, who wants to be the Democrats’ 2020 presidential candidate, somebody brandished a sign that said: “BETO IS OUR CHRIST” (https://theweek.com/articles/832532/dont-idolize-2020-pick).

This is not the first time leftids have tried to confer godhood on some creepy politician. Remember Obama worship? Remember him being hailed as “the One”? Remember that Newsweak cover showing him with a halo? I do wish I could un-see those things.

“Beto” told Vanity Fair that he was “just born to be in it”–in the presidential race, that is. But at least one jidrool out there thinks “Beto” was born to be something very much more than that.

This is idol-worship, and it’s as old as the hills. When people turn away from the true God who created them, and redeemed them through Jesus Christ, His Son, they wind up worshiping false gods.

“And the Lord shall scatter thee… thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.” Deuteronomy 28:64. He always warns us, and we never listen.

Our false gods are beyond wood and stone. Now they’re made of plastic, or of flesh and blood. Like “Beto.” Just some guy, no more fitted to be anybody’s god than the person standing behind you in the supermarket checkout line.

This always turns out badly. Go ahead, tell me of one time when it didn’t.

There are those who think this only happens because America’s Christianity is evaporating, leaving a religious vacuum to be filled by Science, the state and its minions, celebrities, electronic doodads, sports, money, and whatever else they can think of. But this is not so: the sin of idolatry goes back to the beginning of time. It is inherent in our fallen nature. One of those things we need a Savior for.

And that’s Jesus Christ. Not “Beto.”

How come none of these pseudo-messiahs ever breathes in enough sanity to say, “Whoa! It ain’t me, babe!”?

Foolishness doesn’t get any more foolish than this.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

12 responses to “Idolatry for Dummies

  • marlene

    It doesn’t seem fair that these godless creatures are the ones who will bring the tribulation against all of us. Yet, after the tribulation, there will be no doubt in anyone’s mind who the real Jesus is. But in the meantime, it feels like i’m walking a plank because we just can’t get through to today’s liberals to witness. It’s as though God said to the church “You’ve had your chance. You blew it. Now no one will listen. Good luck at the door.”

    • leeduigon

      Not knowing when the End Times will begin, our only option is to win the fight. God’s people sometimes do, after all.
      There is not one evil empire that God permitted to rise up, that He did not, in His own good time, put down.

  • unknowable2

    Since the Golden Calf built by Aaron, and even before, people have tried to Amal’s visible gods. Kennedy was all but worshipped in his time. I hate when politicians prey upon that weakness.

    • leeduigon

      Oh, boy, you got that right! JFK was practically deified. There was a bar in Keansburg that had a virtual shrine to him.
      You could just sit down and sigh…

  • Erlene Talbott

    Great Scott! Unbelievable. This at least borders on blasphemy. I had tried to put this mess out of my mind since the “big O’s” reign, but here it comes
    again.

  • Erlene Talbott

    I guess if you do not accept and follow the one true God, this is the outcome.

  • Watchman

    False gods always disappoint.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Albert Einstein: “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”

  • Tee

    It is bizarre how those who hate Christ would compare their beloved political leaders to Him.

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