It’s About the Gods, People.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been seeing a lot of articles like this one and this one. The first speculates that polytheism and polyamory are a natural combination and the second, that polytheism and anarchy, or at least anti-capitalism are natural combinations (this latter goes a bit farther and slyly comments that this is true even if the polytheist in question doesn’t realize it). I hate this shit, I really do. The only thing that is a natural combination with polytheism is devotion to the Gods. Presuming any moral or political stance beyond that is at best a matter of personal opinion and at worst misguided. Assuming that any polytheist really holds a particular political stance, even if they may not realize it, is insulting to our intelligence. There is no political or sexual litmus test to be a polytheist and I’m getting damned tired of people and groups and articles pretending that there is. Of course, it’s much easier to wade about in human things than to focus on what actually IS polytheism: venerating the Gods.
I don’t understand why this distinction is so difficult for people to make.