I used to be a Buddhist. I got married in a Buddhist Temple. For me Buddhism isn’t so much a religion as a philosophy of life coupled with a practical guide to assist one in developing oneself.
I like its positive message of Love and Kindness to all living creatures.
There are many Buddhist statues in my house. I have enjoyed seeing and photographing Buddhist Statues from around the world. I love their serenity.
Buddha is not someone to be worshipped so much as revered.