I became a Christian in a very strict protestant church with some very unique doctrines. I don’t know how common some of these doctrines are but I think I’ve heard them here and there in other churches. However, I’m probably converting to Catholicism and am trying to get a better idea about some of the things I’ve been taught.
Anyways - the issue is idolatry. The protestant church I was at taught you could fall into idolatry over a variety of different things. For example, if you were really into your girlfriend/boyfriend, you might be in “idolatry” to that person. If you were really into your car, maybe you were in “idolatry” to it. I guess if you were too into something, you could be in “idolatry” to it.
I find myself still thinking and worrying about this every so often. I think the Catholic definition of idolatry isn’t so intense but I was wondering what you guys thought of this. If you were too “into” something as a Catholic would that be a sin? What would that be called? I don’t know - I’m just looking for some clarity on this topic. Thanks,