For those of you confused about the actuality of idols, the course in miracles explains it better than anywhere I’ve ever known
An Idol is nothing! It’s life and power are given by its believer. The idol is not a problem. The belief that it will save you is the problem. This is what the miracle restores to what has life and power worthy of the gift of having eternal peace … The miracle does not restore the truth, It mererly lifts veil and lets the truth shine encumbered, being what it is.