The powers of evil in themselves, and even idolatry, are not as degraded as the person committing a transgression.
Even the kelipah of idolatry knows that it is not an independent entity.
It knows that there is a God of gods, and it never goes so far as to rebel against God.
But a sinner, who rebels against God, not only joins evil, he even outdoes it.
He descends even lower than the depths of the impurity itself.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz