"What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to Him?" – Deuteronomy 4:7 (NIV)
Thoughts: You know it's interesting from what I've learned and gathered about what happens when a person worships external beings outside of God.Whether you're communicating with or worshiping gods/goddesses, demons, ghosts, nature spirits... It never ends well. It's not that these things don't exist -it's that they do. In some form or another, there are spiritual entities that can and sometimes do answer the calls of those who make sacrifices of alters of worship to these things. People make requests of them to get them more money or power or pleasure in life and sometimes these entities do. But at no point do the entities not expect or demand something in return. A sacrifice from the person always has to come first. And the things these entities bring are always superficial -nothing like peace, grace, hope, strength. And never do they bring Love.
God on the other hand always seems to be the opposite. He won't always give you what you ask for. Instead He'll give you what you need. He also demands you to sacrifice nothing first before He gives, but instead gives from Himself freely to everyone. He sacrifices first. He makes the request of you. You choose whether to have Him in your life or not. God is the only God that looks after and loves people whether they worship Him or not.