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User Info: OrnitierIX

OrnitierIX
5 years ago#1
If so, could you briefly explain what you believe and why?

Just curious.
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User Info: FelixTrapper

FelixTrapper
5 years ago#2
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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User Info: OrnitierIX

OrnitierIX
5 years ago#3
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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User Info: FelixTrapper

FelixTrapper
5 years ago#4

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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User Info: OrnitierIX

OrnitierIX
5 years ago#5
Ah, I see.
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User Info: Retrotastic

Retrotastic
5 years ago#6
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.

User Info: OrnitierIX

OrnitierIX
5 years ago#7
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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User Info: Retrotastic

Retrotastic
5 years ago#8
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

User Info: OnceInALifeTime

OnceInALifeTime
5 years ago#9
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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User Info: Icymane_Shado

Icymane_Shado
5 years ago#10
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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