Thousands of years from now, when people read about us, we will be described as fanatical worshipers of idols who dress up in strange ritualistic clothing to celebrate the gods we adore. Our idleness and the idols, which we deify will be on display in museums, recorded in digital books and other forms of advanced media, displaying us in all our Babylonian glory.
The ancient Israelites worshiped idols and are most commonly known for having built a golden calf to worship. Did they pray to it? Maybe, maybe not, but there can be no doubt about their devotion to the world they left behind when they exited Egypt. Today’s golden calves are much more intricate and advanced, but they are everywhere.