Idol worship - real worship of God or just a nameAccording to google , idol worship means the worship of an "idol", also known as a cult image, in the form of a physical image, such as a statue or icon.
In Hinduism, people prefer to have the faith that "God is one", but we have various faces of Gods. We worship them in many forms. In Islam, people have the belief that God has no shape, no view , no appearance, hence they always pray to God through a "prayer mat" - which is a niche represent the mihrab of a mosque. They even have some directions of praying. In Christianity, people pray Lord Jesus and always pray by presenting a praising speech to God with soft music. Different religions follow their own way of worship. Then, how does idol worship come into picture? Why do people consider that idol worship is not any holy way of praying as we cannot worship God as a "murti" or statue. I have seen many people in our Hindu culture also, who think that we do idol worship, is it right in any sense? They sometimes even say that because of this they do not believe in God. Is this a reason to not have belief on him, I do not think so. Today, in our society, people think in such a "logical" way, that they even say that there is no God. I feel bad for such a view, but yes we cannot say anything about it, because it is theirs. In my simple words, I will say God is within us, our soul, he protects us from all problems, and also allow us to face toughest situations to learn about life, loves us deeply. He lives through us always. But why this thing is getting strange, as they have started to think this way. People who are atheist and are non-believer, I have no concerns for them, but those who had belief are changing their thoughts, the point I raised is for them.