Why waste money in the name of religion?

on Sep 06, 2013 , 01:29 pm
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Indians believe in splurging huge amount of money on rituals and religious ceremonies during all possible festivals. They would donate cash in temples and give gold jewels to adorn God idols but I don’t understand WHY? What’s the purpose behind all this? Apparently, people think they would be able to please God by these antics.

Somehow I think it is sheer wastage of money and no one is getting benefited. This money should rather be spent on the poor and the needy but most Indians don’t get this simple thing right. Do you think wise to waste money in the name of religion and pleasing God?
Amit Kumar
I agree. Moreover a lot of human resources and nation's energy is wasted like electricity and water.
on Sep 11, 2013 , 03:28 pm
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Udayagiri Giridhara Prasad
why u think so. it is not a waste. the money donated to God institutions in india will be spent for the upliftment works of poor children by providing free hostels, educational institutions, running orphanages, old age homes, free hospitals even superspeciality hospitals in india.
on Sep 10, 2013 , 11:13 am
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Sukhbirsingh Gill
people lives in dreams that's why they believe in mythology which is impossible in real world. Its a system created by some religious person to sure bread and butter for there generation to come.
on Sep 10, 2013 , 10:22 am
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Niranjan Pednekar
What you have mentioned is 50% true, budget should be capped by the government on each Ganeshotsav mandal. Uniting of the people and having good relations was the aim behind Ganeshotsav festival when it was inaugurated by Lokmanya Tilak. But unfortunately this aim is not fully understood and there is a competition between Ganeshotsav Mandals and waisting lot of Money. This festival can be managed in better way with less expenses keeping its purpose untouched. Niranjan Pednekar
on Sep 10, 2013 , 09:14 am
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Sunil Rankhambe
Money is not wasted, it goes from one's hand to other's hand. The poor and the needy persons who are working for preparing idols, making decorations etc get job, they do not have to depend upon donations.
on Sep 10, 2013 , 09:00 am
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Ajay Singh
Slandering people's faith under the pretense of logic or any other misplaced idea is rather STUPID. You want to believe what you like...believe away...they do what they believe in.....so their right... PERIOD !
on Sep 10, 2013 , 07:38 am
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Samuel Paul
These are our cultural traditions wherein we socially network in the real world rather than in virtual. So I'd rather spend money nurturing relationships than living alone.
on Sep 10, 2013 , 05:31 am
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Ghost Writer
If you are a non believer then speak for yourself,but don't speak for others. When it is not your own money,then it is very easy to say do this and do that.Offering money to God is one thing and helping the poor is another thing. All the hundis in the rich temples have been taken over by the Indian govt,so they should decide what to do with the money.But the mosques and churches have been left alone by the govt.
on Sep 10, 2013 , 02:45 am
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Arorav
The purpose of a religion in a society is to ensure and maintain discipline in the society. It should provide teachings to help people to overcome their fears, emotions, and like. At the same time religious institutions are supposed to help the needy of the society. But regrettably that entire message has been lost and in the name of religion people are misled and cheated. Do not blame religion but it is the beholder of the ethics of the religion who should be made responsible for letting the religious values to fall to this level. If religion was followed without modified interpretations by individuals to suit them there would not have been so much unrest as is now.
on Sep 09, 2013 , 09:11 pm
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B P Pant
Its nothing but to save our culture under which we have been brought up.
on Sep 09, 2013 , 08:55 pm
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