Thursday, January 19, 2006

Polytheism is False

There are many gods

Polytheism is false. There is abundant rational and evidential support for monotheism. The Kalam Cosmological Argument establishes the existence of one God, not many. [1] Polytheistic "gods" are not ultimate beings, because their existence is derived from nature; therefore, they do not deserve worship. The ultimate personal Power behind the universe must be a unity. Polytheistic gods are within the universe rather than beyond it, but since the universe came into existence the polytheistic gods are not eternal and are not gods but would be creatures created by an eternal cause (God).

The key fallacy of polytheism is its anthropomorphic deities. Polytheism applies human imperfections to deity, making polytheistic gods unworthy of worship. It is apparent that polytheistic gods are made in human image instead of humans being made in their image, lending credence to the view that polytheism is a human invention or superstition as opposed to a depiction of reality. Polytheism lacks explanatory power. It doesn't account for ultimate causality and ultimate unity, which is necessary to explain a diverse, changing universe. There can only be one unlimited Cause of all limited existence.

Falsehood of Polytheism Rules Out Numerous Religions
Since polytheism and henotheism are false, Hinduism, Shintoism, Mormonism, Taoism, Hellenismos, and other polytheistic/henotheistic religions are false.