It seems like there’s some disagreement among students of the EBTs about whether deities actually exist despite the fact that their mentioned in the EBTs many times. Perhaps this would be a good topic to further flush out because it seems to involve foundational elements of the Buddha’s teachings.
Personally, I do have faith in the Buddha’s teachings, and based on those teachings, there seems to be ample support for having faith that deities exist. What do you think? Also, do you think the question of whether deities exist or not even matters to the EBTs?