God made man in His own image......Genesis1:27, but ever since the fall man has been making 'gods' in his own image.
Because we are fallen from the original place of knowing God, the best concepts we can have of Him are idolatrous and fall infinitely short of the true.
This has given rise to all forms of religious practice which no matter how noble it might seem to the people taking part, is an abominationn to God. They "changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man"....Rom 1:15.
This problem can only be rectified in Jesus Christ Who is the revelation of God to man. He is the image of the invisible God....Colossians 1:15
In Jesus Christ alone can God be known......John 8:19