It is idolatry when much of the world is constructed on the basis of economic and political systems that foster radical individualism, that make competition the supreme value in life, that reward greed,
that enslave families to endless work without meaningful rest or spiritual growth,
that camouflage such slavery by an endless round of entertainment diverting attention from the deadening boredom of a life dedicated exclusively to acquisition of meaningless things,
and that, through its control of the media, progressively convinces all the enslaved that this pattern is “natural” and “good” and “free”.
Luke Timothy Johnson. From his book “The Creed: What Christians believe and why it matters”.