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Re-defining a problem doesn't make it go away.Except, no, they're not. There are very valid reasons to not consider the "gods" of the Forgotten Realms to actually be gods. Keith Baker has outlined before why Eberron being a part of the D&D Multiverse doesn't invalidate the themes of the setting in any way. Eberron wouldn't consider Tyr or Asmodeus to be gods for very valid reasons, just like they don't consider the Progenitor Dragons or Demon Overlords to be gods. The fact that the other settings do consider those powerful entities to be gods doesn't mean that they actually are.