I propose a challenge.
A bunch of “devotional polytheists” are just starting to notice track-backs from a post by a certain blundering silly person who just wrote a confusing and somewhat incoherent piece about how that person doesn’t trust the gods and wonders at how others do.
How ’bouts we all ignore it? ‘Cause it’s kinda silly, and it’s got so many links to it that it functions as “click-bait,” linking to many, many old articles which will only re-inflame an argument that pretty much died out and generate a hit-frenzy. All the reliable blog-readers will flock, post comments, write their own posts, and hey, look, there’s an internet argument again and Patheos gets lots of ad-revenue and the popular writers there get a bigger check and we all have something else to talk about instead of doing stuff for the gods and building community and making the world better.
So, my proposal? Don’t. Don’t go read it, don’t comment on it, don’t address it. Or if you do read it, don’t read the comments, don’t link to it (note that I haven’t done so). Go light a candle at your altar, or sit in under a tree, or compose a new prayer or select fun clothes and walk around looking at all the silly people and smile at them. Take a day off from work, or quit your job, or hug your children, or make hot cocoa, or dance in the sunlight.