In the early pages of the Old Testament you meet people who worshipped elements of nature but not the creator of those elements. That was stupidity.
Today there are people who worship the laws of physics but not the creator of those laws.
It's the exact same stupidity. Plus or minus a few thousand years seems to make no difference.
In the early pages of the Old Testament you come across people who are into idolatry. They worship wood and stone but not God. A few thousand years later you see plenty of the same phenomenon. When you worship shiny objects you can buy with money but not God that is idolatry. Plus or minus a few thousand years seems to make no difference.
The term Old Testament is a misnomer. It should be renamed the Current Testament. It still describes so much of reality today.