starlight-and-dewdr0ps asked: Hi! Can you please help me to understand the concept of deity in detail, as an atheist.
Ah, atheism. I used to be one until I realized that I’ve always kind of been into paganism.
A deity, in simplest terms, is a higher power. But I’m sure you want a more personal definition.
In Paganism, the God and Goddess are within you and around you in nature. Instead of the Christian God looking down from heaven, our God and Goddess walks with us. Not really guiding us to do things or not do things but being there when we feel down or alone.
When i typed that it sounds like an imaginary friend which is what most atheists think about Gods.
Our God/dess is one with us. It gives us strength and confidence.
I don’t think I’m explaining it the way i want to but I truly hope I’ve explained it enough for you to answer the question.