A lot of the disagreements in threads seem to hinge on the definition of idolatry. The dictionary defines idolatry as: "excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc. " So how do we define idolatry? How much reverence is too much? How much trust is a person is too much and crosses the line? To what extent can we 'run with our hopes and problems' to a person before this becomes idolatry? To what extent can we speak to a spirit before this becomes idolatry? Some examples to keep in mind when writing your definition: a. a child honoring their parent and turning to them with their hopes and fears b. respecting an elder in your church c. relying on the prayers of a brother or sister in Christ d. commanding a demon to leave yourself or another person e. telling a ghost haunting your house to go away f. asking a brother or sister in Christ, who has died and gone to heaven, for their prayers When do these things cross the line and become idolatry? Can you come up with a definition that covers these cases and is consistent? Or do you accuse people of idolatry for doing things that you do yourself, out of prejudice?