The tablet acts as an important ritual instrument in the Taipei Confucian ceremony because the Taipei Temple rejects all idols of Confucius. The Taipei Temple on its website claims that, in accordance with the Analects, Confucius never talks of “prodigies, feats of strength, disorders or spirits.” Under this lack of idols, the tablets (Figure 6.5) act as objects of veneration in the temple. As seen in Figure 6.6 and 6.7 the Bian containing the sacrificial offerings are placed in front of a shrine containing tablets.