Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, The Golden Calf and the New Idolatry

Pagan gods were usually worshiped for one of several major reasons:

1. Guilt at having to kill to eat: "spirit" of a major food source (The Ainu bear god, the "Lamb of God", etc.)

2. Fear (Fundament­alism)

3. In hopes of blessing: Ba'al, the Canaanite golden calf was worshiped in hopes he's cause the herds to increase thereby increasing the worshiper'­s prosperity

The people called the golden calf, the god who led them out of Israel, giving it credit for what "the LORD" (Yahweh) had done. This is a substituti­onary god that takes credit for the actions of other gods. IOW, many people who believe themselves to be Christians (sacrifice for others) are actually worshipers of the golden calf (prosperit­y) often sitting next to each other in the same pew.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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