the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity: the worship of God | ancestor worship.
• the acts or rites that make up a formal expression of reverence for a deity; a religious ceremony or ceremonies: the church was opened for public worship.
• adoration or devotion comparable to religious homage, shown toward a person or principle: our society’s worship of teenagers.
• archaic honor given to someone in recognition of their merit.
• [ as title ] (His/Your Worship) chiefly Brit. used in addressing or referring to an important or high-ranking person, especially a magistrate or mayor: we were soon joined by His Worship the Mayor.
In my opinion, the word “worship” shouldn’t even exist. The difference between the worshiped and the one who worships is so vast, on a mental and emotional level, that it’s shocking. Why would anyone worship someone or something in the first place? If someone told me, “I worship the ground you walk on,” they would be looking for different ground. Anyone who allows others to worship him/her would be someone I’d never even look at but it would give me something to laugh about, that’s for sure. I don’t care who it is, no one is any better than anyone else. If someone had wings and could fly that would be cool but that’s it. No one respects people who are on their knees.
People get angry if their new car breaks or if their house is faulty but no one seems to be pissed off at all the things that are wrong with us. How can people worship the thing that some believe made us? How can people ask the person they think made them, to help them when it had to have been the plan to make them the way they are all along? What’s up with that? In my mind we aren’t children we are warriors fighting for our lives and for the life of the planet against EACH OTHER. This is one big arena and we’re the gladiators. Who would worship the person who set up the games? Why is everyone into a Death Cult? People should be furious at the one they believe made them in such a shoddy fashion. Beings who EAT the FLESH of other living beings. A creator who would force people to watch their children and loved ones die, create diseases that would destroy so many. The stories say, a father allowed his only son to be tortured and murdered while he looked on, or was busy doing something else, and then he wanted people to eat his son’s body and drink his blood for the rest of their lives, ya gotta wonder about a guy like that. Ya gotta wonder about people who would actually DO that, as well. The creator some believe in could have made everyone gentle creatures who didn’t even need to eat. No disease, friends with all the other living beings. Could have made people creatures who cared for the earth and tended to her. But no one ever talks about that and they don’t like it when anyone else points out that if some one is creating something he/she/it can create it ANYWAY THEY WISH. So, this was intentional and the thing that made all of this stuff should be tried for war crimes against all of us. Cruelty on a scale so impossibly large that it can’t be imagined or seen all at once. The raping and murder of children, the eating of living beings, plagues, war, famine, hatred, and all the rest…yeah, who wouldn’t want to worship someone who would create all of that? And in his own image no less…Ego much.
To me, the only reason people should be on heir knees is if they dropped a contact lens.