People who intellectually know God exists but choose to live according to their own selfish motives dishonor God. I have read quotes and watched movies by renown scientists who are either agnostic, supposed atheists or irreligious intellectuals who acknowledge a Creator, but they refuse to give Him credit.
I do not want to criticize science as I believe science is a wonderful thing and has been helpful to humanity throughout history. I am a supporter of science. What I am not a supporter of is taking God out of the equation. When a scientist or “intellectual” refuses to acknowledge God as being part of the equation and instead give credit to science is plagiarism in the extreme. Plagiarism is taking the credit for something that is not your own. This is what science has done in the case of God. In the eyes of God when we give precedence to human intellect and science instead of the Creator we in turn become fools. When we do not give God the proper credit and honor He deserves I believe this makes God rightfully and righteously angry.
The result of suppressing the truth and dishonoring God ultimately leads to idolatry. When someone refuses to give God proper credit he gives the credit to someone/something else and this is not only plagiarism but it is also idolatry. God is very clear in his Word that He is a jealous God and He will not share His glory with ANYONE OR ANYTHING. Verse 23 talks about the fact that the unrighteous would rather serve an empty, dead, vain idol rather than give credit to the true Creator. These people would rather worship a lie than acknowledge the truth.