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Polytheism Versus Monotheism

Postby The Multiversal Species Alliance » Sun May 26, 2019 9:55 am

Hello all, what are y’alls thoughts on polytheism vs. monotheism?
I personally find polytheism a better fit for me because it helps me to better connect with nature and accept that I am a part of the natural order rather than somehow above it, seeing that I was raised Christian with the whole human dominionism aspect informing my view of nature.
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sun May 26, 2019 10:07 am

Neither. I support Atheism.
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Postby Kowani » Sun May 26, 2019 10:11 am

LiberNovusAmericae wrote:Neither. I support Atheism.

Although I’m also an atheist, I find polytheism to be far more interesting (and logical, insofar as any religion can be said to be logical) than monotheism is.
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Postby The Brytish Isles » Sun May 26, 2019 10:12 am

I’m personally an atheist, so I don’t follow or abide by monotheistic nor polytheistic teachings. However, I am a sympathiser in regards to pre-Christian European paganism, such as Norse and the Roman pagan faith. I - perhaps foolishly and optimistically - hope to see the old faiths become widespread in their native lands at the expense of Christendom and Islam.

So, I suppose I support polytheism. However, only because I see the old faiths as ethnic religions that should be preserved and empowered.
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sun May 26, 2019 10:17 am

Kowani wrote:
LiberNovusAmericae wrote:Neither. I support Atheism.

Although I’m also an atheist, I find polytheism to be far more interesting (and logical, insofar as any religion can be said to be logical) than monotheism is.

I don't disagree. I actually like the Ancient Roman Polytheism better than Christianity, despite being raised Catholic.
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Postby The Montana Enclave » Sun May 26, 2019 10:21 am

I'm a polytheist, so of course I prefer it over monotheism
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Postby Kowani » Sun May 26, 2019 10:21 am

LiberNovusAmericae wrote:
Kowani wrote:Although I’m also an atheist, I find polytheism to be far more interesting (and logical, insofar as any religion can be said to be logical) than monotheism is.

I don't disagree. I actually like the Ancient Roman Polytheism better than Christianity, despite being raised Catholic.

:rofl: Wow. Of course, I’m the same way, although I prefer the Aztec pantheon more.
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Postby The Multiversal Species Alliance » Sun May 26, 2019 10:21 am

May I ask why you find polytheism better than Judeo-Christian monotheism?
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Postby Vallermoore » Sun May 26, 2019 10:21 am

I'm not very religious 98% of the time, but when I do pray (either in a very ornate church, or on a very fast funfair ride when I genuinely fear I might die on it) I'm Christian. But I have nothing against polytheism.

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Postby Minachia » Sun May 26, 2019 10:24 am

The thing about polytheism is that it can be hard to take the gods seriously.
Just look at all the times Hera threw a hissy fit because Zeus knocked up some random mortal in Greek mythology.
Plus all the other ridiculous issues the gods had with each other.
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Postby Cappuccina » Sun May 26, 2019 10:27 am

The Montana Enclave wrote:I'm a polytheist, so of course I prefer it over monotheism

I'm the opposite, being a monotheist.
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Postby Minachia » Sun May 26, 2019 10:27 am

Minachia wrote:The thing about polytheism is that it can be hard to take the gods seriously.
Just look at all the times Hera threw a hissy fit because Zeus knocked up some random mortal in Greek mythology.
Plus all the other ridiculous issues the gods had with each other.

Also, the don't really give a damn about mortals unless they're using them as pawns.
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Postby The Montana Enclave » Sun May 26, 2019 10:31 am

Cappuccina wrote:
The Montana Enclave wrote:I'm a polytheist, so of course I prefer it over monotheism

I'm the opposite, being a monotheist.


Cool, what's your religion?
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Postby Kowani » Sun May 26, 2019 10:33 am

Minachia wrote:The thing about polytheism is that it can be hard to take the gods seriously.
Just look at all the times Hera threw a hissy fit because Zeus knocked up some random mortal in Greek mythology.
Plus all the other ridiculous issues the gods had with each other.

Meanwhile, Jesus got mad over a fig tree not bearing fruit out of season, or had some kids mauled by bears for laughing at some guy. Dickish behavior, but not bear-attack worthy.
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Postby Hanafuridake » Sun May 26, 2019 10:34 am

I think that the question is ultimately irrelevant because polytheism and monotheism don't mean anything on their own, and lots of religions have a mixture of both in them (such as Hinduism and Buddhism). If you think that polytheism is cooler than monotheism, that's a fair aesthetic preference, but it doesn't mean much in terms of ethics, metaphysics, or other values which are much more important.
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In this age of increasing specialization, it makes sense that the godhead has to branch out too.
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Postby Aureumterra » Sun May 26, 2019 10:38 am

I can’t take the Greek gods seriously, and don’t even get me started on how ridiculous ancient Norse mythology was. It’s much easier to convince me of the biblical god that bearded vikings running around the clouds shooting thunderbolts and having a soap opera with someone cheating on someone else every month
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Postby Minachia » Sun May 26, 2019 10:40 am

Kowani wrote:
Minachia wrote:The thing about polytheism is that it can be hard to take the gods seriously.
Just look at all the times Hera threw a hissy fit because Zeus knocked up some random mortal in Greek mythology.
Plus all the other ridiculous issues the gods had with each other.

Meanwhile, Jesus got mad over a fig tree not bearing fruit out of season, or had some kids mauled by bears for laughing at some guy. Dickish behavior, but not bear-attack worthy.

I need a citation for that second example.
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Postby Ieskarios » Sun May 26, 2019 10:41 am

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Postby The Brytish Isles » Sun May 26, 2019 10:41 am

Hanafuridake wrote:I think that the question is ultimately irrelevant because polytheism and monotheism don't mean anything on their own, and lots of religions have a mixture of both in them (such as Hinduism and Buddhism). If you think that polytheism is cooler than monotheism, that's a fair aesthetic preference, but it doesn't mean much in terms of ethics, metaphysics, or other values which are much more important.

I will admit that I do enjoy pagan æsthetics more than Christian or monotheist ones, but that isn’t my sole reason. I personally approve of ethnic religions, especially in regards to Europe and the Europeans.

That, and I somewhat scorn Christianity for its destruction of native pagan faiths.
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Postby Kowani » Sun May 26, 2019 10:42 am

Minachia wrote:
Kowani wrote:Meanwhile, Jesus got mad over a fig tree not bearing fruit out of season, or had some kids mauled by bears for laughing at some guy. Dickish behavior, but not bear-attack worthy.

I need a citation for that second example.

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Postby Andsed » Sun May 26, 2019 10:46 am

While Atheist I find Polytheism much more fascinating than monotheism. I mean come one. I mean Norse mythology is basically a giant metal fight party and it is just amazing.
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Postby Dogmeat » Sun May 26, 2019 11:04 am

The quality of creation does seem to suggest it was done by committee...
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Postby Kowani » Sun May 26, 2019 11:05 am

Dogmeat wrote:The quality of creation does seem to suggest it was done by committee...

Either that or God was drunk.
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Postby Neanderthaland » Sun May 26, 2019 11:09 am

Kowani wrote:
Dogmeat wrote:The quality of creation does seem to suggest it was done by committee...

Either that or God was drunk.

Admittedly his blood alcohol level is very high.
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