Originally Posted by NSS
I actually started giving offerings just to prove to myself once and for all that there are such things as spirits.
It's a common practice in my country to give offerings to random spirits in an area, especially by the chinese community. There are altars by the roadside and near cemeteries where people put food, drinks and incense. Granted some of them do this to get help in the lottery or in business, but there are many who do it just to appease ancestor spirits or any that they may have angered accidentally.
I've never heard of any situations really where people have come to harm just by giving offering. If you disrespect the spirits or mess with them then sure they are going to **** you up if they can, but based on my experience and people I've talked to it's not too dangerous. In fact I've been told it's safer to give offerings than not cause you're building a friendly relationship with the spirits in your area just like you would with neighbours and such.
Of course until I don't experience anything bad I'm going to be biased, but this is pretty much my view. Yazkin sorry for derailing your thread
Lol it is okay, my topic can only go so far, but you both bring up a good point!