I find it very amusing that many Christian denominations have always looked down on pagans and various non-Christians for things like idolatry. This is amusing in part because it is so blatantly hypocritical. A fairly recent Catholic Herald article on the Pope is a really good demonstration of how self-deluded and full of shit the Catholic Church is, at least on this point.
How any Catholic can square the contents of the CH article "In front of Fatima statue, Pope Francis entrusts the world to Mary" with the basic idea of idolatry is beyond me.
Just for clarification the Chambers 21st Dictionary defines idolatry as follows:
1. the worship of idols.
2. excessive, love, honour, admiration or devotion.
[13c: from Latin idololatria, from Greek eidolon idol + latreuein to worship.]"
Religion really does warp people's ability to reason and think critically, especially about their own beliefs.