You wrote:

Quote Originally Posted by kentuckypreacher View Post
Yeah, right...and the Israelites didn't worship (adore, give latria) to the golden calf, huh?
No, the Israelites did. Catholics don't.

Read what I wrote again:

"An IDOL is a man-made thing that is worshipped."

Was the Golden Calf a man-made thing that was worshipped? You betcha.

"Catholics do not worship (adore, give latria) to statues or paintings. Hence, no idol worship."

Exactly. Remember, God told us that the Israelites considered the object to be a god and worshipped it. Exodus 32 tells us:

"Up, make us gods, who shall go before us..."

"These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"

"When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to The Lord."

"Go down; for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves; they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!'" (Exodus 32:1-8 RSV)

We don't worship Golden Calfs. We don't worship any idols at all and never have.