“Just A Polytheist”
July 1, 2016
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I don’t know who originally created this image (comments are welcome), but I believe each of the Gods in this image is real…even though I only worship one of Them.
Some have said that polytheism is and must always be devotional, but I disagree. A polytheist must believe in many Gods, but there are many different ways that he or she can relate to Them. Just because I’m aware that a person exists doesn’t mean I actually know that person, and just because I know someone doesn’t mean that I love them or consider them family. It works the same way with Gods. I believe that Asherah, the Morrigan and Vishnu all exist, but I don’t interact with any of Them personally. I don’t keep shrines for Them, I don’t pray to Them, and I don’t make any offerings to Them. I respect Them, but I wouldn’t say that I “love” Them – and to really worship Someone, I think you need to love Them. So while I do consider myself a devotional polytheist, I’m really only devotional when it comes to Father Seth and Mother Ishtar. When it comes to most other Divinities, I’m “just a polytheist.”