Apologies if this is the wrong section for this question, but it seemed like the most appropriate place. I’m specifically looking for the opinion of Catholics, but I’m interested in the opinions of others generally.
My boyfriend and I are discussing marriage and the possibility of becoming engaged soon and that brought up an interesting subject tonight. Being a practicing Norse heathen, I keep some small shrines in my home among other discrete spaces for varied religious purposes. My boyfriend is a very devout Catholic and I notice that he also has his own “shrine” in his home with statuary and imagery of Mary, Jesus, and his patron saint along with space where he keeps his rosary, books, and some other paraphernalia that I’m not quite sure about. If we were to get married, naturally we would be living in the same house and our respective religious spaces would intersect a little.
We had a good chat about it and it’s something we’ll have to think more on, but I’m curious about how Christians in general would feel about living with “idols”.
How would you feel about living in a house with active shrines to deities that weren’t part of your religious faith? If it made you uncomfortable, what do you feel would be an acceptable compromise?