Quote (Chevaucheur @ Jul 24 2019 05:39pm)
C'est contradictoire de nous interdire de tailler des images de Dieu, alors qu'il y en a partout des images de Dieu. Et puisque Dieu nous a fait à son image, alors sculpter un corps humain devrait être interdit. Mais ce n'est pas le cas.
hypocritical, perhaps, but not contradictory. a better question would be that there were two keruvim on the cover of the ark. that would be a violation of making images of what is in the heavens. the answer is that there is more to this commandment than just not making images, per the english translation. or really, even the hebrew. but the intent behind it, is to not make, or worship IDOLS. a literalist would say as you say, that its forbidden to take a picture of a person as you are making an image of an image of G-d. although thats not a direct image of G-d, and could therefore possibly be ok, even to a literalist. but the real reason is that the prohibition only applies to making idols, something that is intended to be worshipped. a picture of a person is not intended to be worshipped, so its not a violation. (although if it were, say, a cult taking a picture of their leader for the purposes of worshipping him, that WOULD be a violation and would be prohibited.) the same thing for the keruvim, they were not intended to be worshipped, so its not a violation of the commandment against making idols. its idols specifically that are prohibited, not just any image.