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How much did this blessing cost, and is a refund available in the even of an accident happening?

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BackpackingNepalToday  07:13 am JST

Wow! This need a documentary on Youtube/Netflix.

Asians do worship their new car but not on this extreme level as Japan always at.

They are not worshipping their car, they are having it blessed to save it from harm, allegedly. My wife insists on this when we change a car. I live near a major shrine and it has a dedicated area for this with three parking places.

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Wow! This need a documentary on Youtube/Netflix.

Asians do worship their new car but not on this extreme level as Japan always at.

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If my car look that good, i would have it bless too.

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socrateos

You are probably just joking and not ridiculing, so I should not take it seriously.

I'm ridiculing a little bit. As SpitfireToday said above, these temples and shrines are in on every con going. They are tantamount to a grift that make serious sums of money tax free.

Presumably blessings don't magically fix any mechanical problems a car might have, so I suppose the priest did a full check to make sure the car was in perfect working order before performing his ritual. I mean you wouldn't want to give someone a false sense of security before letting them drive off with faulty brakes.

Would they give a refund following an accident if someone had the temerity to return and ask? Maybe, but think of what that implies.

When being approached to bless a car, the priest should sit the person down and explain that as the driver he has control over the machine. If he takes care, follows the rules, and drives considerately, then he'll more than likely be fine.

If the man still insists on having his inanimate object blessed just for his own pice of mind, then that's fine - but the priest shouldn't charge any money to take advantage of someone in that mental state.

There's a place for religion if people need it for guidance and their own piece of mind, but when it extends to grifts and cons and gross profiteering through the charging of sometimes huge fees or receiving valuable gifts for services performed, then it should be called out.

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These temples and shrines are in on every con game going.

The passing the entrance exam and all the rest including this one are plain and simple cash cows.

These places must be raking it in nowadays with the number of deaths rising every year due to the demographic time bomb.

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HBJ

How much did this blessing cost, and is a refund available in the even of an accident happening?

You are probably just joking and not ridiculing, so I should not take it seriously. But there may be people who are not very familiar with Japanese culture. So here is my thought.

While living in Japan for many years, I see people go back to shrine to express their gratitude, but I've never seen anyone to express curse when one's wish did not come true.

I suppose that is true for any religion. For example, when Job suffered losing his children, he did not curse or deny God, but said instead, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD" (Job 1:21)

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718 is kind of the poor man's Porsche.

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I'll always love this

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Porsche 911 Carrera...

Nope, Porsche 718 Cayman. Rear lights on 911 are very slim

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SpitfireToday  04:44 pm JST

These temples and shrines are in on every con game going.

The passing the entrance exam and all the rest including this one are plain and simple cash cows.

These places must be raking it in nowadays with the number of deaths rising every year due to the demographic time bomb.

Yes, and all tax free too.

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Porsche 911 Carrera...

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