I don’t really feel this is necessary. I explained where I was coming from and why. As far Elegua and Chango go, I’ve only had one encounter with the pair and still stand by what I said and why I said it, based on what they presented to me personally.
The gods themselves can and do choose who they want to work with, and yes they tend to have a test of sorts so that operator needs to prove they are worthy but it is nothing like the word humans use for initiation, nor does it abide by the human rules for initiation. I’ve yet to give an offering or worship any of these sorts of beings that people make claims you have to do, and it has been a very positive relationship for me, allowing them teach and guide me, rather than become a human meat bag that they feed off of, in exchange for an occasional favor.
You speak from the point of view of a worshipper and a priest. I speak as someone who is an OPERATOR, who was invited and initiated by the gods themselves.
I already said everything I need to, to those who act as worshippers, or believe that the gods don’t hold the ability to do everything that is needed themselves.
You are more than welcome to your experiences and opinions as I am mine I like to say- you do you, cuz I’m doing me, and I know the gods are doing them. There is no need on my side of the fence to do anything but agree to disagree with your opinions. I do the same towards all religions and worshippers, you’re welcome to what works for you, it doesn’t effect my day and thusly I can respect that you are doing what you feel you need to.