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Questions always arise as to whether using Catholic Symbols is really a type of idolatry. Usually for the reason that the questioner isn't altogether acquainted with what these symbols really are. We do not worship the crucifix. We use it remember of Jesus suffering and death for the sins. We do not worship the fish. We display it as a proud emblem in our Christianity. We don't worship the statues of the saints. We use them to point out their wonderful lives so that they may be role-models for all of us to emulate.
Dating back to when the Ten Commandments received to Moses, idolatry in the Old Testament was understood to be the worship of idols or images. It is the worship of not God that's wrong and sinful. The mere images, symbols or icons aren't the problem.
A great example of this in the duration of Moses is the Brass Serpent. God commanded Moses to create this Brass Serpent and lift it high to cure any Israelite who checked out it of snakebites. I repeat it was God who commanded Moses to create this image. Later ever, King Hezekiah destroyed the Serpent because the Hebrew people have been burning incense into it in worship. The symbol had eventually be an object of idolatry. See the difference?
When God gave commandments regarding idolatry he meant it to be understood in its most literal form. Based on the Bible, most idolaters really believed that their idols were gods. That is not so today with Catholic Symbols.