.......The Catechism of the Council of Trent, for example declares that idolatry is "by worshiping idols and images of God or believing that they possess any divinity or virtue entitling them to our worship, by praying to, or reposing confidence in them.".......
That is correct. But you must read that very carefully, each word.
- Worshiping Idols: Obviously that is idolatry.
- Worshiping images: The key word there is worshiping, as in worshiping the actual physical object as if that object itself is a god, or as if the object itself possesses any divinity or virtue.
Now, speaking of "haters", you see how a thread on moderator malfeasance has turned into yet another Catholic-bashing-Palooza? I swear, you can start a thread on anything here: Baking a cake, choosing a pet, your favorite movie, and within three of four pages people will be calling Catholics heathens and pagans.
You peoples' twisted perverted obsession with the Catholic Church is amazing.