quote 1st commandment
'''Idolatry''' is the worship of something as a substitute for [[God]]. It is prohibited in the first commandment of the [[Ten Commandments]]. Modern [[secularism]] is considered to be a form of idolatry. Devotion to the [[NFL]] is a form of idolatry, as is obsessive watching of [[television]].
Idolatry is considered by the Jewish and Christian [[faith|faiths]] to be gravely sinful. Early Jews and [[Christian]]s accepted [[martyrdom]] rather than comply with orders to commit idolatry.