Does anyone else prefer to call their place of devotion at home a "shrine" instead of an "altar"? To me, "altar" just seems associated with sacrificial worship. I know it doesn't really matter, it just seems, to me, that "shrine" fits more with the purpose of the place of devotion at home: a place to meditate, take Refuge in the Triple Gem, take the Precepts (whether five or eight, depending on the day), study, and quiet contemplation. A place of honor, rather than sacrifice. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?