A further note on purity
To the response, which I read in passing recently at Patheos, that “purification isn’t practical,” i’m very glad that my husband doesn’t feel that way when we have sexual relations.
Seriously, shut the fuck up.
If you would take this basic consideration of cleansing yourself for another human being, why wouldn’t you do the same for the Gods and spirits? After all, devotion is so much more intimate a thing than sex.
Some Gods and spirits may not have such strict requirements as Others, but you should go with what Their preference is. If you’re not willing to sprinkle a little water on yourself before approaching your Gods, what the fuck are you doing this for? This isn’t a game; this is religion.