Originally Posted by RC-1162
Technically, the Christian God is not represented as an image/idol, so we aren't worshipping a representation of God, but God Himself.
Of course the Church messed up this concept by creating innumerable posters and statues of Jesus everywhere.
Well yes, that, and also the fact that idol worshippers aren't actually worshipping a little stone figure, but the more powerful deity the stone figure is supposed to represent. Offerings made to the stone figure, are therefore, representative of your devotion to the grande deity de hugeness.
This is something that has long been misunderstood by Abrahamic religions and has ended up with them condemning idol worship, when it is no different from a more visually represented version of their own religion.