When you want to prostrate yourself before idols in admiration or fear, think. "You say they're beautiful?" Answer-peacocks are beautiful too. You say they're strong? "The beasts are strong. And what is human, what is worthy of admiration?
All men are idolaters; they pray for themselves, for pleasures and pleasures, avarice, greed, lust, other passions, and other idols. For the most part their passions are low, high rare, but even they are the key.
Fire, Sun, or other representations of God are symbols and metaphors of God, but not God himself. God is not an idol. God is physics and mathematics. God is the philosophy, the truth, the form of things and their energy. God is beauty. God is ethics and morality. God is the law of life.