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I have just heard a man speaking to his motorcycle whilst revving it. He said something like ‘Yes, baby!’ when revving the engine. Is this avodah zarah? If so, would saying ‘Come on!’ to a slow computer also be considered avodah zarah too?
Thank you for your question.
No it is not considered avoda zara, unless he thinks that his motorcycle has some special divine power (which I hope he doesn’t)! The person is not talking to his motorcycle, rather he is talking to himself, very much the same way a mother talks to her newborn baby as she is changing his clothing. She is verbalizing her emotions, and not really talking to her baby.