Photo by Milan Loiacono The term false idol has a distinctly religious and antiquated connotation. A picture of a pagan dance circle surrounding a golden statue or some other generally heathen mental image fill the mind. However, Erich Fromm, German-American psychoanalyst and philosopher, argued that idolatry is alive and well in today’s society, albeit in […]
Students and faculty at Pepperdine University share the causes and effects of idolizing physical appearance and technology.
Art by Ally Armstrong Celebrity addiction could be a symptom of self-esteem issues. It could potentially cause confusion as to whether being content with one’s outward appearance is merely related to having high self-esteem. This is detrimental because it could potentially produce a likelihood that some young people will fall into a false reality of […]