Is it wrong to look at images of Hindu gods?


i have a question: you see, with my religion now, I tend to look at others religions. Not for worship but there is some religious gods in Hinduism that I usually research because they look interesting, such as the art that is made of them. Is that bad? If I'm interested in them but not worshiping them, or is that an opinion question?


It depends on why you find the artwork interesting. If you are learning about Hinduism so you can better understand why people worship these idols or what their basic beliefs are, that is fine. You need to understand where a person is in order to lead them out of false beliefs. I could also understand being curious about the art style being used. But there are also dangers since other religions don't hold the same standards of morality that Christians are supposed to be observing. Some "artwork" can be easily categorized as erotic and would not be appropriate for Christians to view (Ephesians 5:3-7; I Thessalonians 4:3-5).