-olatry, -latry, -olater-, -later, -olatress, -latress, -olatria, -olatrous, -latrous
(Greek: worship; excessively, fanatically devoted to someone or something; “service paid to the gods”)
Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to this world. If not religious, he will be superstitious. If he worships not the true God, he will have his idols.
2. The worship of a human being as a god.
3. The cult of a god conceived as in human form.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
George Bernard Shaw once described a Shakespeare play as "stagy trash". On another occasion, Shaw said he'd like to dig Shakespeare from the grave and throw stones at him. Shaw could beequally scathing toward Shakespeare's adoring fans. He called them "foolish Bardolaters," and he wrote about Bardolatrous ignoramuses, and called blind Shakespeare worship Bardolatry.
As odd as it may appear after such denunciations, Shaw didn't despise Shakespeare or his work; on the contrary, he was, by his own admission, an admirer, but he disdained those who put Shakespeare beyond reproach.
2. The worship of a book, particularly the Bible: Bibliolatry is a term of criticism levied against individuals who have an excessive devotion for certain books.