As humans, we’re hard-wired to idolize and worship deities and people alike. We worship movie stars and idolize religious figures because it makes us feel safe. We’ve been doing it for ages and some of us have never questioned why. In a world where everything is so unsure and nothing is guaranteed, the belief in something larger than ourselves gives us refuge from the unknown. If we can believe hard enough, we may be rewarded, and it is this believe that makes us fashion gods out of men and worship gods that have existed for centuries. Worship is everywhere: churches, concerts, celebrities, and whomever else we choose to idolize. We want to hold someone higher than us, so we can cast under their dominion because we have been ingrained to be followers.
There is nothing wrong with expressing your joy for something, but when you come to worship it, be careful what you do. When you worship and place someone on the level of God, they can do no wrong. They are unquestionable. And they are to be obeyed. And that is why many of us seek out fame and power; to try to attain this status. Worship is a powerful tool because it means you are humbling yourself before some one and in their complete obedience. Be careful who you obey. I believe in God, but I do not believe in organized religion or worship. I believe my God would believe in you even when you don’t believe in him, because he is always there. In that sense, why do you need to worship him unless he was a fickle God?
For me, we worship because we are a fearful race who do not want to incur the wrath of those who govern us. For those who have little power and control over their lives, it is a way to exercise what little we have in hopes to gain a bit of favor. We worship because that is what we’ve always done. This is why it is so easy for religiously fanatic groups to become cults. If you place one person above question and give them free range, you are in danger of becoming a cult. You can believe in God or not. You can worship or not. You can idolize or not, but know that you always retain the right to question. For when you start to question, you start to unravel the mysteries of life.