I like what you said about Wiccan' using a benevolent deity to do their business for them... Question? When a Trad Witch goes about their business, do they believe that there is any type of God so to speak or universal force guiding them, or giving them power? I do understand that you are all different I don't mean to pinpoint, I just want to get a general idea.
Everyone will give you a different answer, lol. Here's mine, which is probably unusual for this forum: I, personally, do believe in divinity and work very strongly with that relationship to divinity in the spiritual understanding of my craft. It relates to my whole concept of the hedge and beyond, and to my whole concept of life. In fact, a belief in divinity has been (what one person I know calls the ) "strange attractant" that always kept me working within the craft and seeking out more than spell-craft. Although I don't necessarily agree with everything he has said, I am reminded of the phrase by Cochrane wherein he states that "magic is a byproduct of the craft" and for me that is extremely true. I do magic, but I could walk my same path without ever doing magic if I decided to. At this point, I don't know that I could separate in my mind my "religion" from my craft. But again, I am probably the odd man out on that one as this is not a religious forum :-) (And no, I don't do a Lord and a Lady, both of which are actually titles and not divinity names. I know the name of my divinity, lol.)