I'd love if you made an in-depth post about all the deities you believe in, and why you believe in Jesus and God, etc, I think it'd be very interesting as I trust literally anything u say lol.
I won’t do a post but I will just write it here.
I believe in any benevolent creation deity. I cannot imagine a deity that creates something only to harm it, so I don’t take a lot of stock in the fact that God punishes people. Like, I don’t understand how someone can create a deity that punishes. When a parent gives extreme punishment to children, Child Protective Services is called and the children are removed from that parent. A truly loving creatrix would never inflict deep lasting harm on their creation, just as a parent would never inflict deep lasting harm on a child.
I believe in Jesus because there is a LOT of historical evidence that he existed. I mean, he existed, period. So when I say I believe in Jesus, I don’t mean that I follow his every word and read his wisdom, I say it in that I know he was real and he spread a really beautiful message that was unique in that day, age, and region and that he benefited the world.
I don’t believe in Hell or Satan, because again, I don’t understand how a creating god can punish what they made.
I mainly worship the Irish gods Lugh, Cernnunos, Brigid, and Manannan Mac Lir, and of course the Dagda. I really love to read about ancient pantheons and see how they all overlap with each other. I love Manannan Mac Lir because I feel a deep connection with the ocean and just water in general. Brigid helps remind me to keep pure and is what I envision when I think of Goddess (besides Beyonce), worshipping Cernnunos is just fun in genera (and also when I envision when I think of God, not the monotheistic creation God, but just a male entity of all power)l. I see Lugh as my patron god because he is swaggy and I was born during Lughnassadh. I find a lot of answers and comfort whenever I pray to him.
I was raised Wiccan, and I was made to explore other religions while growing up. I went to Sunday School and eventually quit because it was so boring and not what I felt religion should really be. I deeply explored Judaism for a few good months when I was 13 & 14, and honestly if I had to pick a monotheistic religion to be a part of, it would definitely be Judaism. I start to split from Wicca after my Mom died (and I mean, she was a priestess, so I could have never told her to her face that I didn’t want to be Wiccan) and after I started studying it a lot more and I really disagreed with a few concepts, mostly that all Gods were just one God and all Goddesses were just one Goddess. It led me to Druidry, which I felt connected deeply with my Irish heritage and contained everything I thought paganism should be. I follow the teachings and wisdom of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids.