Parallels between the Temple and the contemporary synagogue or church are infelicitous. See, for example, the typical statement by G. E. Wright and R. H. Fuller, The Book of the Acts of God (Garden City, New York, 1957), p. 154, where, speaking of the prophets, they say, “What God wants is not simply pious acts in church; he wants a righteous national life from his people. And anyone who thinks that worship can be used as a substitute or as a cover for social responsibility, or in modern terms, that “religion can be used as an opiate to hide the need for social justice, must understand that God hates this kind of worship and will have nothing to do with it.”