Riva626 wrote:I find people who refer to ancient goddesses and deities as 'lover' or anything similar, are usually incels. They turn to devotion of some scantly clad idol because they can't get laid or find love in real life. Instead of working on themselves and learning how to get real women, they simp for female divinity or anime waifus.
To my knowledge, Jack Grayle is married with children, so I don't think he falls into that camp, but I can see how it could happen in general.
Possibly, some people also want an experience of erotic spirituality beyond what they experience with the human and seek that out consciously or subconsciously. After all, there is a longstanding historical tradition of people expressing passionate feelings towards divinity or embodiments of divinity, such as mystical poetry about Jesus, or Rumi's discussions of God, but of course if it is coming from nuns, that also could bring up a similar point.
This is apart from people who are merely being played by spirits pretending to be their deity of choice, but I digress...