4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “This is what you are commanded to do, O peoples, nations and men of every language: 5 As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”
7 Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
The folks in town here had little to lose bowing before this nine-story sky-crapper; 90 feet high and golden (per verse 1) was bigger than most anything built in that era. Any deities they were praying to had no power and this new critter was rather impressive. Plus, there was that issue of the downside of not doing so.
Sadly, a lot of folks today are in that boat; given that God has been defaced, defamed and defanged in the public square, idols galore get worshiped (mostly figuratively but sometimes literally), since there is no credible rivals for devotion.
Guess what? We're the clean-up crew taking care of the meme melange that has made that possible.