Prompted by a theist's post in another thread, but I decided it was off-topic for that thread so I started another. In a religion which includes the belief in a god (or gods) that are omniscient, why does a believer care where they perform their rituals? It's not religious, since the religion includes the belief that the god(s) know whatever you're doing wherever you do it. Is it social? Is it political? My initial position is that it varies from person to person and it usually social or habit or a vague feeling of appropriateness, but I'd like to get opinions from more theists who follow religions that include belief in a god or gods who know everything or at least know everything about what all their followers are doing.