Why do Christians repeat the lie that monotheism makes more sense than polytheism?

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  • Why do Christians repeat the lie that monotheism makes more sense than polytheism?


Answer #1 | 03/06 2017 00:56
Monotheism does seem to be a "sacred cow" to Christians. Why is it so important? Hindus accept that their many gods are part of a greater whole without contorting themselves into weird shapes, the trinity makes little sense, we all know it is a concoction of the Romans. As far as I know monotheism started with Akhenaten or Zoroaster, that does not make their religions any more valid. Then you have Satan, the ying to God's yang. The good and evil, the dark and light. Satan can stand up to God in the story, so how come he is not a god? Polytheism would sort the question of evil for good, but Christians cannot go down that route because admitting Satan is a god is tantamount to worshiping him.
Answer #2 | 03/06 2017 00:50
Preference for monotheism is a cultural artifact. One god or many --- both equally wrong.
Answer #3 | 03/06 2017 00:48
and why does their "monotheism" contain two gods? one good and one evil
Answer #4 | 03/06 2017 01:39
Theism arose from the natural belief that everything is governed by some superhuman being. This took the chance out of life and allowed communication with the inanimate world. Just as they divided the world into land, sea and sky, so they associated each with a god, creating polytheism. Later on, man got more scientific. They realised that the clouds, the rivers and the sea were all made out of the same stuff. Suddenly, the notion of a rain god, a river god and a sea god was nonsense. A water god was far more sensible. By the time of the Greeks, there were 12 major gods and goddesses with an assortment of minor gods. At this time, various philosophies were flying around about what everything was made off. The eventual "winner" was the 4 classical elements but other theories such as everything was made of water spread east. Additionally, rulers had reached the power where a single man commanded a kingdom (occasionally the ruler himself). Suddenly the need for many gods seemed silly. If gods were greater than men, why shouldn't there be one major god? Monotheism was forged from the belief that everything is one. There is one substance, one world, one god. And then Christianity brought Jesus, the Devil and the Holy Spirit in and the system suddenly seemed silly again.
Answer #5 | 03/06 2017 00:44
because if monotheism is the product of bronze age sheep herders, polythesim is the product of stone age cave dwellers
Answer #6 | 03/06 2017 00:49
They're not lying if it actually does make more sense to *their* way of thinking. "Lie" implies that Christians somehow are deliberately concealing what they know to be the truth when they say that monotheism makes more sense. As for me as a non-Christian believer in God, I find monotheism more logical because the idea of a single unitary divine principle from which all else originates is more parsimonious than many. One divine mind, one reality, one ultimate unity. But I (and some Christians) do recognize that polytheists have a different understanding of the divine and polytheism really does make more sense to their way of thinking.

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