This is a question over which I have often spent hours pondering.
Context: It is said that God is omnipresent. There is no place to which God’s knowledge and power do not extend. It is related to the concept of ubiquity, the ability to be everywhere or in many places at once. This includes unlimited temporal presence.
Question: If God is everywhere, why do we build Temples, Churches, Mosques and other places of worship with some stupid idols which are also created by humans?
Why, when one wants to pray, does that person go to a place of worship when God is present everywhere and in everyone and that person could have just offered his prayer while being where he was and continuing his work?
Considering God is in everyone, you can even kneel before me and worship me.
Why go and kneel before a lifeless thing when you can worship someone who would actually answer back?
Or if you feel uncomfortable kneeling before me, you can worship a dog, a wall, or anything that you like.
Why spend millions and billions of dollars building those unnecessary places of worship for someone who exists everywhere and in everyone irrespective of the surroundings?
How does that not seem completely absurd to you?
Why not spend that money for something more meaningful or maybe for building homes for those who live on the streets and feed those who die of hunger?
Given that God is in everyone, how can you let “God” sleep on the streets and eat out of trash cans?