"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:" King James Bible: (Exodus 20:4) As with most things Biblical, opinions on the meaning of the above passage vary greatly. I've heard simple interpretations like, make no depiction of God. I've also heard more literal assessments like, make no artistic depiction of anything, God or otherwise. My personally belief is, the 2nd commandment refers to idol worship and that, having a representation of a deity is permissible, but the item should not be worshiped as if it were an actual God. As (Exodus 20:5) goes on to say, "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them..." Now, to some of the Hindu population of the Fiji Islands, the 2nd commandment has quite a different meaning. To them, this commandment is metaphorical and has little to do with idol worship or the fabrication thereof. They believe it simply tells us not to assume God is any one thing or looks any certain way, because from their perspective, God is every changing and may take on any shape or form at will. I have a little trouble wrapping my head around that one, but I can't say I disagree either. In any event, what's your take on the 2nd commandment?