Once you begin to grasp the mythic nature of the less complex gods who have gone before us, you might see “ancestor worship” as a faulty attempt to express a more proper attitude, that of, shall we say, “ancestor compassion.”
Some smell an overwhelming stench of destruction, while a few others enjoy the fragrance of a universally uplifting potpourri.
“Okay, listen up kid,” said the kindly old gruff voice, “’Cause I’m only gonna say this a few times: Those who talk a lot, know a lot,” and the kid, rather than being more-confused-than-ever, was SIMPLY more-confused-than-ever.
A captain without as ship can be a captain anywhere – even in places where they’ve never even heard of water.
No matter the passion of the battle, never mind the righteousness of the cause – never take yourself prisoner.