Our god is a harvest god, a sun (solar) god, or one of the warrior, or hunt.
A friend pointed out the other day his confusion as to why so often pagans make clear they do not worship God. In many ways, the Hebrew God is renounced, while other faces such as revered by the Vikings, Egyptians, Celts, and other cultures are held in high regard.
It’s a good point he makes; Why not the Hebrew God? Was he not born in a manger (representing the grains), and did he not die as a sacrifice (which many gods in many cultures do each year)? I don’t think we can easily dismiss what Christ offers someone following a spiritual path.
“But the Bible says ‘thou shalt not suffer a witch to live’. Well, true, however this was in the Old Testament, and referred to sorcerers. The word witch derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘poisoner’. Not exactly the witches we know today.
I think this also touches upon the denial that we do not, in fact, worship Satan. But why not? We can the darker faces of the gods such as Loki, or the Celtic gods that people offered human sacrifices. (We don’t sacrifice, but I think its important to know the history of all religions, and that many had dark pasts).
Lucifer’s origins were Roman, a god of the morning star. His name means ‘morning star’, specifically the planet Venus. It holds ties to ‘light bringing’ or ‘bring of the dawn’. In fact, some bishops carried the name of Lucifer such as Lucifer of Cagliari, a saint in Sardinia.
Ah, but I digress- Satanism come sin many flavors just like any pagan religion. You have theist Satanists and atheistic Satanists. Some regard Satan is a anti-Christian figure, or literally a god of Light. I strongly recommend reading more about their beliefs before jumping to the assumptions (and lies) spread about them.
I guess my point is that I think we, as spiritual beings, should question why profess what we aren’t, instead of standing firm on what we are, and also accept that the difference doesn’t mean it makes one side ‘bad’ or ‘good’. Are not all gods the same one, as the many faces of the goddess are facets of the single Divine?
Post in the comments your thoughts/opinions. Do you feel each god (or goddess) are unique and individual, or all gods are the same but a different facet? Which face do you worship?