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idolatry
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Man And Superman
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  • They never exposed their idolatry to the test of domestic familiarity; and it lasted them to their graves.
  • Give these people the most perfect political constitution and the soundest political program that benevolent omniscience can devise for them, and they will interpret it into mere fashionable folly or canting charity as infallibly as a savage converts the philosophical theology of a Scotch missionary into crude African idolatry.
  • I rail at the theistic credulity of Voltaire, the amoristic superstition of Shelley, the revival of tribal soothsaying and idolatrous rites which Huxley called Science and mistook for an advance on the Pentateuch, no less than at the welter of ecclesiastical and professional humbug which saves the face of the stupid system of violence and robbery which we call Law and Industry.

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  • Her admiration borders on idolatry.
  • Withdraw from the idolatry of the superfluous!
    Nietzsche, Friedrich  --  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book For All And None

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