2
   

How would you define Worship?

 
 
Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2015 07:57 pm
A few days back, another thread veered into the subject of worship.
It happened about here
But really, what is worship?
Does it involve rituals, genuflections, prayers, songs, pilgrimages?

Must it involve a supernatural deity?
Could reverence for one's country or flag be considered worship?

How about the extremes some folks go to support their local sports teams?

 
Glennn
 
  2  
Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2015 09:40 pm
@neologist,
Worship can be the act of bowing down before another. Worship can be one's effort to live up to their part of a bargain. Worship can be the acknowledgment of one's own smallness. Worship can be the result of one's belief in hierarchy. But there is really no difference between any of these examples. They all reflect an acceptance of smallness. The question is: Who granted you your smallness?
0 Replies
 
layman
 
  2  
Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2015 10:17 pm
@neologist,
I don't know how to define it, but I know when I do it. I only worship one thing:

Wimminz!
0 Replies
 
neologist
 
  2  
Reply Sun 8 Nov, 2015 02:39 pm
Thanks for the input so far.
I was kind of hoping this plane would fly a little further, though.
0 Replies
 
neologist
 
  2  
Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2015 12:21 pm
I thought this topic might have longer legs.
Confused
Glennn
 
  3  
Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2015 01:11 pm
@neologist,
Perhaps the reason for the silence here is that people may be realizing for the first time that they've never stopped to consider exactly what worship means to them.
neologist
 
  2  
Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2015 02:13 pm
@Glennn,
You mean?

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZBgHd3vcFf_MJhT6lxO1OF-05Ur5IKtTgiG3PDf8UMx429o0Z


http://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/Shamanism.gif

http://www.therobelife.com/pope.jpeg
Glennn
 
  3  
Reply Wed 11 Nov, 2015 02:21 pm
@neologist,
More to the point, perhaps they've never considered the reason for the act of worship.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

worship - Question by schruder
God, science and the imagination - Discussion by plainoldme
 
  1. Forums
  2. » How would you define Worship?
Copyright © 2024 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 04/21/2024 at 06:11:06