Non pagans look at me funny for believing in many gods. Admittedly, they sometimes leave bibles around, but that's beside the point. They think I'm strange (at best) because my faith is divided betwixt so many deities.
But I don't think they realize there doing the same thing.
Think about it. We are a culture that is obsessed with celebrity. Even just this week CNN was running stories about a talentless starletts shoplifting woes in between stories on the crisis on the middle east. As if it were real news! And the outrage of the Biebs cutting his hair! The candlelight vigil when Snooki drunkenly twists her ankle! (ok, that hasen't happened yet, but you know its going to)
So I've decided to make a little game out of it. Wanna play? It's called "who are the modern day gods". Here goes...
(And much like my own pantheon, its a mix of Norse and Greek. Yeah, I know, I'm weird)
Thor - god of war. I'm going to go with Gerrard Buttler. beautiful to look at, but has that air of hidden danger.
Hera - queen of the gods. Sandra Bullock. Total Hollywood royalty.
Odin - the man. The most powerful god of all (and the sexiest IMHO). It's a toss up. I was going to say Nathan Fillion, because... well, he's Mal and Mal is a GOD PEOPLE. But I also have to say Liam Niesson. Also powerful, smart, and uuber sexy.
I have an Odin thing, sorry.
Ahem, moving on.
Athena - goddess of wisdom. Oprah. Not even going to explain.
Loki - the trickster god, trouble maker extrordanair. Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, insert any rehab junkies name here. Constantly in creating and living in chaos.
Persephonie - (my patron goddess) goddess of spring, queen of the underworld, and deity of transformation. I had a hard time coming up with a celebrity, but I'm going to go with Nichole Richie. She was a loki, but turned herself around and now has this whole earth-mother thing going on. It's good. I'm usually not a fan of hers, but in this case, I'm good with it.
Gaia - the mother goddess. Julia Roberts. I totally get that hippy momma vibe watching her.
Balder - gentle and wise, god of light, source of all love. Tom Hanks. All the way.
So see, we may not realize it, but were worshiping the gods still. Just not the way we used to.