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This is brilliant. It is so, so true. This isn't just fundamental piety, but fundamental hospitality too. This is something every one of our traditions value. If you turn a stranger, especially a strange God away at the door, so to speak, you're doing it wrong. Pity so many in the community miss this message.
And it's amazing: the gods talk to each other, trade notes, and keep tabs far beyond the bounds of each tight pantheon. Just today I had an experience that combined both the Canaanite warrior god 'Athtaru and the Greek god Ares. They sometimes communicate through each other. To be unkind to a foreign god--you can wager that another god (usually one of your own!) is going to hear about it.
Amen to that! Tess, you rock! Thank you so much for speaking out. :-)
Thanks, Arielle! Yishlam le-ki, peace and wellbeing to you.
Yes, yes. I agree heartily with all of the above. You cannot say "I am pious" without care for your guests, human, Godly, living, or dead.
So true, Sarenth...