Wrist Malas worn by Non-buddhists
I am new to this site and relatively new to Buddhism, though many of the ideas of Buddhism have been in my life for a long time. I really appreciate the discussions that go on here and it gives me quite a bit of food for thought.
One of my very good friends is a pure land Buddhist and we recently had a long lunch where we talked about my potential of "taking refuge" and of Buddhism in general. Then she popped a question on me--how do I feel about non-Buddhist people wearing malas/juzu as jewelery? We both decided it does bother us a bit, it would be like if we decided to start wearing rosaries as decorative jewelry, which would certainly be seen as profane by most practicing Catholics.
Are we making too much of this? I am just curious of others insights on this.