When you are deeply reverent about two things you can merge them. Blend them together into a composite, a mash-up, a stew. (Well maybe not a stew. That’s just a bunch of stuff cooking together in a pot or a mess you’ve gotten yourself into.)
Folks seem to be conflating religion and politics these days. Melding the ancient teachings of sages and enlightened ones with the spewings of pundits and bunyips. Maybe it’s always been this way. I ain’t been around that long.
We can believe what we want to believe and we do. We can worship who we want or not.