Why is it that failed idols and failed ideologies somehow always end up getting recycled?
This verse was taken from today’s scripture reading in the Operation Save America Bible reading schedule for 2017:
The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. (Deuteronomy 7:25 - KJV)
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, prosperity, charity, community and life. Idolatry leads to tyranny, poverty, cruelty, hatred and death. History bears record to this fact. It is amazing to me that pagan religions continue in their appeal after they have been exposed for what they are, “Broken cisterns without water.” People are starting to refer to themselves as “Odinist” seeking to revive the pagan religions of the vikings. Uh...do you really want to revive the belief system that led to raping, pillaging, human sacrifice and murderous piracy?
I also hear people speaking of the Eastern wisdom of Hinduism and Buddhism. Look at the fruit of these rotten religious systems. The countries of origin have thousands of years of unbroken oppression, poverty and disease. The caste system of India makes our western history of segregation and slavery look like high living.
The Idolatry of Atheism, and Atheism is idolatry, is responsible for more deaths than any ideology of history. Do some research on Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao for a clue of where atheistic materialism leads.
God warns his people to incinerate idols. Don’t reuse, recycle or repurpose them. Their shiny appearance has a way of appealing to posterity. Don’t bring them into your house, lest you become a cursed thing yourself, and end up in God's trash heap.