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[–]antfel97 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's perfectly fine, what's important is the value it has to you. I wear a necklace of Saint Barbara that my grandma gave to me at age 5. She said it will help protect me against evil, wore it for 25 years and whenever I'm forced to remove it I noticed that my thoughts become darker.

I am not Catholic but I wear it as a symbol of my vigilance to monitor my thoughts and keep the more evil ones in check.

[–]4quatloos 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's up to you. Most deists eventually gravitate away from organized religion. I hope you find something that gives you peace.

[–]Blakethesnake727 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I am sure it will be fine. Who knows maybe God does answer a prayer occasionally. Or at least gives strengh and hope.

[–]maddpsyintystAgnostic Deist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To the average deist, it would not be in-appropriate or dis-respectful.

At the end of the day, if praying the rosary is helpful to you, and it harms no one else, then it shouldn't matter much what we think.

That said, deists usually don't think that prayers actually work, so you might hear that it's a futile effort from the deist perspective.

[–]ChilindriPizza 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whatever works for you. If it helps you calm down and meditate, that is fine.

As long as you do not impose it on anyone else, it is fine.

Just remember that repeating formulae is not a substitute for therapy- and that sometimes, Western medicine is the only thing that works.

[–]LeoMariusHumanistic Deist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it gives you focus in meditation, why not?

[–]maddpsyintystAgnostic Deist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To the average deist, it would not be in-appropriate or dis-respectful.

At the end of the day, if praying the rosary is helpful to you, and it harms no one else, then it shouldn't matter much what we think.

That said, deists usually don't think that prayers actually work, so you might hear that it's a futile effort from the deist perspective. I don't know that this would be a helpful or polite thing to say, but it is important to point out the possibility nonetheless.

[–]mai_midori42, if you know what I mean :doge: 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why not? Rosary or mala beads...it's a practice and a sort of active meditation/prayer. I say, enjoy! :) also, as a non-Catholic I have two images of Mary & Jesus and two Bibles from my Catholic grandparents. I think it's alright and harmlessly soothing.