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Re: Tidying up offerings
May 31, 2010, 11:57
MisteryWaters wrote:
Alfrede wrote:
hmmmm - Preaching indeed.

If you ever go to another part of the world, like India for example - would you take a bin bag and tidy up all the 'rubbish' offerings at their sacred sites too.
Or maybe thats different? not 'British'?


Traditionally, in India, it is food that is offered to the Gods. This is of course 'biodegradable'. If all offerings were of 'biodegradable' natural material there would not be a problem with litter louts.


Traditionally yes however of late we see the whole kit and kaboodle including plastic toys for the baby Krishna!
I personally do not see the issue as contextual but as regarding the content of offerings. I have no problem with that which does not pollute nor damage the site or it's flora and fauna. I personally dislike the childish displays of so called pagan symbols however I accept thier right to display these and would go to great degrees to protect it.
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