Idolatry

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Idolatry

Aaron
responsible for the golden calf. [O.T.: Exodus 32]
Ashtaroth
Canaanite deities worshiped profanely by Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 2:12]
Baalim
Canaanite deities worshiped profanely by Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 2:11]
Baphomet
fabled image; allegedly a Templar fetish. [Medieval Legend: Walsh Classical, 46]
golden calf
idol made by Aaron in Moses’s absence. [O.T.: Exodus 32:2–4]
David
King of Israel who was held in reverence after he slew Goliath. [O.T.: Samuel 17:4–51]
Jehu
obliterates the profane worship of Baal. [O.T.: II Kings 10:29]
Jeroboam
forsook worship of God; made golden calves. [O.T.: I Kings 12:28–33]
Moloch
deity to whom parents sacrificed their children. [O.T.: II Kings 23:10]
Parsis
religious community of India; worship fire along with other aspects of nature. [Hindu. Rel.: NCE, 2075]
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The title is drawn from a list of sources for UU tradition contained in the bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which states, "Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit."
Acknowledge and confess our fallen humanity, denounce our idolatries, and pray for forgiveness.