Let us begin by asking a very broad ranging question - What are the reasons for the commandments in the Torah (bible)?
Reasons From Sinai - Mitzvah #3 'Idolatry' What Follows the Death Of God
What is really wrong with Idolatry? If it is simply a philosophical mistake, should an intellectual error on the part of mankind warrant so much ink in the Torah? What is so bad?
Through the lens of Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, we will discover the fundamental principle embedded in the answer.