Are your gods/deities real?

If I practice magic and choose a deity but absolutely dont know what I truly believe regarding the path im using (chaos, satanism, eclecticism), only that I must brainwash myself in order to use the Power of Beleif / Prayer – what is this called? A sort of agnosticism in paganism? Usually I complete the “spell” and jump back to my Satanic philosophy.
Do most of you truly believe the gods/deities you call upon truly exist? Does anyone just make their own rules and sanity using higher powers for their magic not taking them literal? A sort of temporary self brainwash in the same vain as chaos magick.

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