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Selling God: An Animist View of Idolatry

While browsing eBay, I came across a listing for a god. A god! How do you sell a god? I am sure that the seller thought it was a quaint, backwoods, third world souvenir, but to the household that has a relationship with that god, it's life. It's sacred. It's not something that can be sold for decoration. If you want to understand this, you have to step out of the western world view. In the Judeo-Christian world, idols are a no-no. The third commandment in the Bible says, "You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above, the earth below, or the water beneath. You shall now bow down to them or worship them." We also...

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