I was provoked yesterday by a believer but against idol worship. I don't easily get provoked but of late, I am deeply involved in Srivaishnavism. Now I know the full meanings of its philosophy.
I don't criticize any belief; each one to his or her own belief. As long as one has a belief of God, it is fine. Belief is the only link to your creator.
I put forward my argument like this which is based on teaching of 'The Mother' of Sri Aurobindo Ashram of
It is difficult to pray without praying to someone
Pray to what
One doesn't pray to something that has no personality
One prays to someone who can hear us
If there is nobody to hear to us, how could one pray?
Prayer is a personal thing, addressed to personal being, who can hear us and answer.
No, my arguments did not create the desired impact on the listener but I am just not bothered.
Mary Magdalene, in a dramatic 19th-century popular image of penitence painted by Ary cheffeImage via Wikipedia