Because the gods are perfectly capable of protecting themselves!
The Gods will let us know. Whether by voice or withdrawing their favor or lashing out and pushing us away. If the Gods have agency, they will make these things clear to us. If they need humans to enforce the proper way to think, worship, and relate to them and to shake their fingers and scold them when they’re doing it wrong then they don’t have much in the way of agency, now do they?
I am reminded of Christianity in America, where the Devil lurks around every corner, subverts every mind, manipulates every politician, controls every industry… and God, the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent needs representatives to defend him. When I hear that, it makes their God sound very weak, and their Devil sound very powerful.
You may tell me what you think of my devotion and theology and I may listen, but at the end of the day…
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