posted on Nov, 17 2003 @ 04:32 PM
I don't think the distinction is all that fine.
Sometimes people worship things that they are not, or that they cannot be - for reasons of their psyche - which appear to have nought to do with
spirituality but which in fact are deeply spiritual to them as less evolved beings.
Hero worship of athletes or celebrities is a prime example of worship in a materialistic sense. Worship of cars or inanimate objects is another
equally interesting bent that people take. And all of that is good in some measurable ways for capitalist economies.
I have a small amount of worship for things that to me are signs there is a divine creator. So if I find a relationship with a supreme being through
these 'footprints' that must be OK - mustn't it?
Like the habaneros that I grow, and the best ales, and single malts, and a couple of other unmentionables, all signs of a creator with a higher
purpose. To me.