Archive for October 20th, 2005

Defining worship

In my post requesting beliefs and opinions regarding polytheists (like myself) from those of Abrahamic traditions, I got many interesting answers. Among the most edifying were responses from a Muslim, lauramp, and a Vedanist (a ‘branch’ of what most Westerners know as Hindu), mondaymedia. Both made mention of the importance of worship when defining what I would call vital aspects of their faiths (lauramp, MM, your call on whether you agree or not 8^).

As a writer, my fallback position on understanding words always involves returning to the dictionary. Dictionary.com says the following (among other things) about the word worship:

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