This is just a sampling of stuff I’ve either come across before or used myself. Remember that not having a lot of money to burn on this stuff doesn’t mean you’re a bad devotee. Religion has a tendency to get turned into a business, and part of that can involve a concerted effort by marketers to make you feel insecure or inferior because you don’t have all the shiny expensive things they want you to feel are required.
I don’t talk about religion very much on my tumblr but I *love* this post — not only for the fact that it encourages the faithful to use inexpensive things instead of shelling out for expensive gewgaws, but also because of the emphasis on *making* things. The vast majority of the time, we interact with the gods in non-corporeal ways; of course devotions of time, energy, and creativity are valuable things to give them.