Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
Its been my observation and experience that how someone relates to their deities (regardless of the pantheon) is personal, not institutional, though like minds usually rally around and form their own groups.
I always believed that; faith and spirituality are deeply personally, and everyone experiences it differently. There's a saying in an Indian (south Asian) language that loosely translates as (with a Pagan flavor) "The Gods show themselves in a way meaningful to the believer; everyone sees the Gods in their own way". There is no central authority, doctrine or dogma in Heathenism or Paganism. Yet some people set themselves up as such. I like to think they are in a minority.