From A Course in Miracles :
The world believes in idols . No one comes unless he worshipped them, and still attempts to seek for one that might yet offer him a gift reality does not contain .
Each worshipper of idols harbours hope his special deities will give him more than other men possess . It does not really matter more of what . More beauty, more intelligence, more wealth or even more affliction and more pain .
But more of something is an idol for . And when one fails another takes its place, with hope of finding more of something else .
Be not deceived by forms the “something” takes . An idol is a means for getting more .
The world of idols is a veil across the face of Christ because its purpose is to separate your brother from yourself . A dark and fearful purpose, yet a thought without the power to change one blade of grass from something living to a sign of death .
If Heaven is within, why would you seek for idols that would make of Heaven less . God gave you all there is . And to be sure you could not lose it, did God also give the same to every living thing as well . And thus is every living thing a part of you .