Do we make deals with God too?
Would it be fine to presume that making an offering in a place of worship in return for something good that has happened to you is actually like a deal? Do you promise some offerings to a particular Temple, Church, Mosque etc if you get a wish fulfilled? Give this point a serious thought and join this discussion. Come up with your views in a logical and convincing manner.
Think of a situation like this. A man is somewhat distressed and confused. Nothing is going in his way and recently all his ventures failed. One of his good friends suggested him to go to a particular temple saying the deity is alive there. Whatever wishes one makes there is fulfilled and for that one has to contribute something in return. The man goes there, prays and his wishes come true. He contributed that special thing which he promised to the deity during his prayer. This is very normal throughout the country and really there are religious places that have magical powers.
I am not casting any doubts about it or the custom of contributing something to the deity when our wishes are fulfilled. My question is, are we making deals with God? Think about it for a while. This is just like any business deal. It is like "if you give this to me, you will receive this in return". God cannot be an opportunist and his blessings are with everybody whether you make a deal or not. Members, then why we go for such deals?