Separate room for god in home? Are you kidding...

@vandana7 (68621)
India
December 28, 2015 1:19pm CST
Ok...so most of Indians (read Hindus) out here have a separate "pooja room" (worship room) where they pray to god. Now I say that is lazy. You kill the religion when you don't put in enough effort to go to your places of worship. How else will they get monies for upkeep of temples and for those priests? If those priests don't get enough to eat because you want that pooja room in your house they will look at alternate profession which can mean a competitor for the job you have set your heart on. But more serious than that... Once god is in your home... You can't possibly gossip. You can't possibly beech. You can't possibly plan tax evasion even in thoughts, leave alone words and deeds. And well.. Is it alright to have a loo within 10 or 15 feet of the almighty's chambers? Or Is it alright to have sex with god inside the house? lol I think god should not be imprisoned that way inside the house. He should be allowed to move in and out. After all, he would want a few friends too. And a chance to rescue you from tax man. Think about it. He is god and he gets smallest ever room in the house. Isn't that insulting? No attached toilet, no tv in the room. lol. And after confining god to a small chamber in which his personality does not fit, we expect him not to feel insulted or cramped. I am left to wonder how god feels when we eat before we pray to him. Or when we walk across his room completely ignoring him. And when we only pray at only specific hours. Poor god...he lives in whatever type of world..which is nowhere close to democracy. Walking up to places of worship is also good for health. You also get to wear nice clothes instead of home wear.
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@MALUSE (44701)
• Uzbekistan
28 Dec 15
"You can't possibly beech." What does 'beech' mean? It's nothing that concerns me, but I'm sure that God doesn't mind where and how you worship them. After all they should be above all these wordly matters.
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
28 Dec 15
Oh..the actual bad word is not allowed here. :) So spelling has been changed. It was somebody's Pooja room that inspired the discussion. They'd kept it dirty...and there were rats there.
@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Dec 15
I assumed it was beech, as in beech and moan. But I could be wrong.
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
29 Dec 15
@TheHorse ..no ..the word that has itch in it.
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
If you have God in your heart it does not matter whether you go to the temple or you worship him at home. We have a small shrine in the corner of our dining room but not a special room for it.
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
28 Dec 15
Oh out here it is always an elaborate stuff. There is a drain...and actually it becomes an expensive room people show off. Lots of expensive idols and worshiping objects are placed in there.
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@garymarsh6 (14556)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 15
@vandana7 Yes I know some people really splash out. It would be far better to spend that money on feeding 1000 people for a month than waste money that way.
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@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 Dec 15
That is exactly me. I do not want any idols (photos etc) of God in the house. I believe God is within me and I have respect and regards - which is enough. Contrary to this, almost all in my family (wife included) need Idols of God. I mean, nothing wrong, but then, to have a separate space (or a room) when you are living in a rented house and that too is so congested (just because you cannot shell out more monies) seems ridiculous to me. God is too big to handle and if you have something set up, good. But then follow all the rules to the word as mentioned in those holy texts which you will not. So all this just does not make sense to me. And they think/consider I am Atheist. No issues. I am practical.
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
28 Dec 15
I like having god's pictures around. But I never lock him. He is welcome to come and go as he pleases. The house is as much his as mine...kind. I normally believe that religion is private. It should not come out of home. But there is a caveat here. To be religious is not the same as going to temple. Temple is for worshiping taking blessings. Knowing about god. It is spreading knowledge - getting clarifications about god and in general, social situtions.
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@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 Dec 15
@vandana7 Coming from a place where they make money out of your faith and God (Puri) - I have never gone inside any temples since 1995. Exception was in 2013 when I went to Shirdi Sai Baba. As for Religion, I am no follower of any except one - Humanitarian. I do believe if I want to serve God, I should be a human as He expected me to be. The places of worship are man made. God does not say anywhere that come and worship me at this place or that. He says, keep me alive within you. - My belief.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Dec 15
Well, given the omniscient and omnipresent thing, isn't God kind of everywhere, including the loo? I often give thanks in the loo, but I'll stop there. I give thanks other places too.
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
29 Dec 15
I think whenever we feel relieved we do remember god. Nothing wrong with that, but when ritualistic way of following god is to be followed then ritualistic way of designing home needs to be there too. And that means loo needs to be anywhere but within a radius of 50 to 100 feet from the room.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Dec 15
@vandana7 Interesting information. My residence is not 50 feet across! Am I doomed to be impious?
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
29 Dec 15
@TheHorse ..Out here there is belief that if the house falls within the radius from shadow of temple's top most part then misfortune will come chasing the person.
@jstory07 (71338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Dec 15
God looks down on the Earth and thinks what a mess should I just leave or stay.
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@vandana7 (68621)
• India
29 Dec 15
And may be he is going bald scratching his head ...from where do I begin correcting this ..