First, I don't want this topic to be about religion -- as that can degenerate quickly... please be considerate.
Anyway, places of worship are some of the most beautiful places that I have seen. In fact, whenever I visit some place new, one of the first places that I try to see are such places. To start, do you agree with me? And if you do, do you have some pictures of some of your favorite places?
i agree. some of the best architecture is seen in places of worship. i mean, it's not like a house where the builders main concern is maximizing profit, it is about doing a "perfect" job. the same can be said for other things like music in the old days(Handel for example), and the wonderful illustrations and calligraphy in old hand-written bibles.
I am an atheist so can't say much about places of worship. However I do remember seeing a documentary years back about a place of worship in India, where at the altar....is a mirror.
I found this concept very beautiful. Believe in yourself. God is inside you.