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Are there any polytheists here?

#1OrnitierIXPosted 7/13/2011 7:57:05 AM
If so, could you briefly explain what you believe and why?

Just curious.
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#2FelixTrapperPosted 7/13/2011 8:10:05 AM
I doubt we have any. I am a Mormon, and while we believe in more than one God, we are technically henotheists since we only worship one God while simply recognizing the existence of others.

As far as I know polytheism really only applies when you have a group of gods who are all worshipped relatively equally, like the ancient religions of greece, rome, egypt, the americas, etc.
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#3OrnitierIX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2011 8:16:18 AM
I actually didn't know that about Mormons. That's quite interesting.

So do you acknowledge all the Gods men have ever worshiped, or just a select few?
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#4FelixTrapperPosted 7/13/2011 8:33:58 AM

From: OrnitierIX | #003
I actually didn't know that about Mormons. That's quite interesting.

So do you acknowledge all the Gods men have ever worshiped, or just a select few?


Mormons acknowledge God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Ghost as three separate beings, and as such, 3 gods. We worship God the Father, and pray to him. We are redeemed through Jesus' sacrifice, and the Holy Ghost serves quite a few purposes, but is never worshiped.
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#5OrnitierIX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2011 8:35:13 AM
Ah, I see.
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#6RetrotasticPosted 7/13/2011 8:36:01 AM
As an alternative to monotheism you could have one impersonal eternal power that created the universe and in addition you have a number of supremely powerful beings or gods who have an interest in and interact with humanity. I think its equally as good as a monotheistic personal God if someone wanted to believe it, but I'd be weary of believing it myself.
#7OrnitierIX(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2011 9:17:44 AM
So no one really believes in the ancient polytheistic religions anymore?

For some reason, I figured they'd have a few followers still hanging around.
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#8RetrotasticPosted 7/13/2011 9:26:24 AM(edited)
http://www.asatru.org/

They're still a few hard polytheists around, hail to the ancestors and all that *raises drinking horn*

Oh and this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDvPdWBeEFc
#9OnceInALifeTimePosted 7/13/2011 9:34:10 AM
This is a Western website, most Western religions have monotheistic, and there was a lot of effort to stamp out polytheism during the Middle Ages iirc. You have Paganism and Wicca, but I'm not sure how much they're practiced anymore.
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#10Icymane_ShadoPosted 7/13/2011 9:34:55 AM
Yes, actually. They take the form of theistic evolutionists, treating both modern scientific theories of evolution and the Biblical God as equal "gods" that must coexist.
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