Monday, December 28, 2009

Idol

IDOL, n. An imagine representing some object of worship. That the image is itself worshiped is probably not true any people in the world, though some idols are ugly enough to be divine. The honors paid to idols are justly deprecated by the true believer, for he knows that nothing with a head can be omniscient, nothing with a hand omnipotent and nothing with a body omnipresent. No deity could fill any of our requirements if handicapped with existence.

2009 Update: A physical representation of the profane- frequently composed with feet of clay, golden calves, the tongue of a press agent and a numbered verse.

17 comments:

Tom & Icy said...

...and lacking inner substance like a modern movie hero.

TLP said...

Many Idols are dolls (Kens and Barbies) who think too much about "I".

Jim said...

..
Don't got no idol, don't got no gold.
Do you have an idol?
Only got my two Mustangs and the old '50 Ford. And my two dogs and a borrowed cat and my spouse. And my golf clubs.
Why would I need an idol?
..

Thom said...

Idol: Oh that reminds me American Idol starts next month. Let the popularity contest continue :)

NicoleB said...

An Idol - something humans these days simply overrate and render ridiculous :/

sauerkraut said...

Idol. Billy.

It's a nice day for a. ...

pia said...

idol: artificial reality
(I always get the greatest words in your wv--today it's strife

Karen said...

ROCK ON, sauerkraut!

... Hey little sister what have you done?

... Hey little sister shot gun!

... There is nothin' fair in this world.

(Pick it up)

Ariel the Thief said...

Idol is to make sure everyone looks in the same direction.

quilly said...

Ariel -- yes. And away from what's really going on. Ironic when one considers that our greatest idol seems to be the television set, which should be a source of information.

PANSI!!! said...

Bad stachoo's worshipped by UnBeleaver's!!! NOT me evan tho the name is confyoosing!!!!

Anonymous said...

idol
narcissist(congress)
dollar(losing following,devalued)
wall street(money mastu.......)

well before i become self-absorbed
in a reply

Blessing

Alana said...

American

Doug said...

Icy, inner substance can be icky anyhow.

I think so too, TLP.

Jim, I have a two pick-up trucks and two dogs, Canis Major and Anubis.

Thom, I kind of figured someone would go there, proving the point.

Nicole, what could you possibly mean by that? We need our idols to make our blood flow and air fill our lungs. I'm 110% certain that's no exagerration.

Sauerkraut, I had a feeling he'd come up too.

Pia, perhaps some day your verifier will be "zen." Perhaps not.

Karen, that was a pretty good song, wasn't it? Whatever happened to him? I mean, apart from the 90s.

Right, Ariel. Like kneeling in prayer. Do the members of any religion pray while covering their wallets?

Quilly, why should television be a source of information?

Pansi, you're more of a religion than an idol.

Bless blessm Bear.

Howdy, Alana.

Karen said...
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Doug said...

Oh, right, Karen. That is what happened to him. Resquiat In Pace, Billy Idol.

Karen said...

Oh, right, Doug. I just deleted my comment. It was unappealingly prejudicial towards poor old Billy.