y’all i’m going to be honest i think there’s a history of bragging and exaggeration in this particular community that is confusing the hell out of newbies, discouraging them from finding their faith, and encouraging a community of dangerous dishonesty and bluffing
the amount of people i get coming to me concerned that whatever spiritual practice they’re doing “isn’t working” because they can’t “talk to their gods” or see them or whatever is really concerning
being able to actually talk to a god is a fairly rare thing and often the people i know with godphones have worked fairly hard at their practice to do so
a lot of the instances of loki stealing someone’s cheetos and being visited by angels i don’t quite buy, but even if they’re 100% legitimate that doesn’t negate the daily practices of people who make offerings and pray daily without feeling anything more than a sense of fulfillment and peace. or those who don’t even get that.