Religion and the Divine
Religion is a strange thing in this world. Few know the true names of gods and the few that do keep it to themselves. Gods, from what ancient texts say, did not rule over a specific domain or embody any particular tenet. They were gravely powerful beings that gifted a fragment of their power to their followers.
The truth behind this has often come into question due to the manifestation of otherworldly divine and miraculous powers in the absence of worship. Some scholars have called this “manifestation of will or presence” and it is through these manifestations upon the world that otherwise impossible miracles may occur. Dogmatic followers of the old gods and new call heresy upon these beliefs and relevant texts. And yet the question remains for those with a logical mind about them.
“If powers can be manifested by presence or will alone, why worship ‘gods’? Was what they offered truly far above what one could attain by themselves, or have there never been gods at all? The only god that stands with a commonly-ascribed name grants no powers to his followers. No boons or signs for his worship. So then, ask the secular critics, why worship if all your god does is watch?”