Religious content, don’t read if you don’t want to.
For quite some time the economy has not been very good and as part of the management I came out with fresh new marketing ideas and attractive incentives for the sales team, but my boss is still not happy. So to improve business, he paid a feng shui master to come to have a look at the office and showroom. So apparently this third feng shui master contradicted the previous 2 feng shui master. Anyway, my boss took his to-improve-business advice by installing an altar and a buddha statue on top of our company’s logo in the showroom. Its not small, the base of the altar is about 1 meter. It did not stop there, he mentioned that after reading my face, his comment is that I am very superstitious and highlighted it to my boss! He is already so wrong, i’m anti-superstition!
So off they went to our warehouse and apparently something need to be installed under the entrance… Arrgghh… I can’t be bothered. I don’t believe in feng shui and I’m definitely against all this superstition! I’m so disappointed by my boss’s effort to-improve-business that I feel like quitting. Now with that religious object screaming in the faces of our customers who happen to be contemporary architects and interior designers, I just don’t want to know what they think. Even my sales staff joked and say that maybe we should install some Christian and some Muslim objects too, so that we have more gods helping us.
Now the feng shui thing is in our showroom for a few months now and the only regret i have is that I was afraid to create a scene by confronting it on the spot and not allowing it to be placed in our showroom.
I made myself a promise, should such feng shui things that camouflage themselves as good intentions come my way again, I will not let it happen again! Never! I will not allow my fear of confrontation or let feng shui or other gods be be installed for what ever reason as I do not believe that it works and do not wish to let people see and follow it blindly and be bounded by such oppressive beliefs and be robbed of the freedom that God wants to give us.
1 Corinthians 8 : 9 – 13
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you who have this knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, won’t he be emboldened to eat what has been sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall.
1 Corinthians 10 : 23
“Everything is permissible”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”–but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
1 Corinthians 10 : 31 – 33
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God – even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
2 Corinthians 3 : 17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Galatians 5 : 1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?”
…If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.
Now i’m constantly oppressed and trouled by this thing in my work place and other than the increase in monks coming in to ask for alms, i do not wish to be a contributor to such false beliefs.
Relatives have come to my place before and gave some feng shui comments before and adviced some subtle things to be palced in the house or how some things should be placed… IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN IN MY HOUSE! NEVER! I believe in God and rebuke such bondage and hope that people will come to realise the freedom they can have in God. I will not be afaird of confrontation again, because my fear of confrontation have cause me much torment in my work place and i do not wish to come home and be tormented again!
Its really sad to be bounded by false beliefs, traditions and superstitions, i hope everyone will come to know God and accept the freedom that he freely gives.