Did the ancient Greeks believe in their gods as I believe in the existence of the ancient Greeks? I am not sure how people form their religious beliefs. To hold such beliefs but lack a sense of humour can be dangerous. There are those who search for God in creation. Were I religious this would be my position. And there are people who are holy. They are rare. But they exist.
Christopher Logue, Prince Charming: A Memoir, Faber & Faber, 1999.