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What is the Halacha on buying products (not used for Avodah Zarah and not intended) from stores that sell things that can be used for Avodah Zarah?

Assuming that buying such products is forbidden, if something was bought, and there's no way to return it, what should a Jew do with it? Donating or giving it away would further the Avodah Zarah by suggesting its use.

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I don't understand "what does a Jew do with it? Donating or giving it away would further the Avodah Zarah by suggesting its use". If Walmart sells idols meant to be served (which AFAIK it doesn't, but suppose it does) and I buy a garden hose there, how would giving away the garden hose further avoda zara? That said, welcome to the site. I hope you stick around and enjoy it. I suggest you register your account: that will give you access to more of the site's features. –  msh210 May 30 '12 at 3:06
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"that sell things that can be used for Avodah Zarah": can't anything be used for Avoda Zara? Certainly wine can; are we not allowed to shop at any non-Jewish grocery stores? –  Double AA May 30 '12 at 4:11
    
And even if you would say that it wasn't being sold for a'z, many grocery stores sell candles with images of minor deities on them for catholics. –  yoel May 30 '12 at 7:22
    
@yoel. Catholicism in theory has no "minor deities". (Catholicism in practice may have.) –  TRiG Jun 23 '12 at 21:39
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@TRiG call them what you will... –  yoel Jun 24 '12 at 6:39
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