Just as the universe itself is only an object, when worshipped, it is an idol. Many people who follow eastern-mysticism have claimed that the universe is in the place of God as if the universe is romantically a living being on itself. They believe that the universe itself is “God” and that the universe created itself. The truth is, and science has proved that the universe is not a living being with a soul/spirit and that it is indeed no more an object than a coin, pencil, or car is an object. What would you say if someone told you that a pencil or coin created itself? That would be a foolish claim because an object cannot create itself. So if the universe itself is just a mere object-reality that we live in, how could this universe that is like an object with no conscience, or soul, or spirit, create itself? So now, establishing that the universe itself is just an object, that means that if we were to bow down to the universe and worship it, we would simply be worshiping an idol, in the same way, that the pagans would worship statues, and rocks, which are also mere objects with no conscience.