Maybe God wants us all to be blind, then, if you want to interpret everything so literally, since anything visual must be evil.
The whole premise of 'idol worship' isn't against everything visual; it's to do with the worship of OTHER GODS. An 'idol' can be anything that one idolizes; you can idolize a music star, your car, your cat, or a politician. None of those things are statues or pictures; but they CAN be idols.
People who interpret idolatry in the most narrow way to mean graven images are getting caught up in the wrong thing. God doesn't want you worshiping something over him; he wants to be the most important thing in your life. That's all that means. He doesn't care if you draw pictures of him or make statues; he does care if you view those statues as 'gods' in their own right or as other gods. He doesn't care if you vote or admire a politician; he does care if you go nuts and start treating the guy as a "Messiah" (something we're seeing now, coincidentally).
If an image of God helps you focus on him, who he is, what he's done for you, how he cares about you... that, if anything, helps you stay focused on him and give him credit for all he's done for you. People need to stop getting so hung up on literalistic, silly, narrow-minded interpretations of single items taken here and there out of the Bible and out of context. It's ridiculous.