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Can one be both mono and polytheistic at the same time?

I know many will disagree, or say that it is impossible. ...but in some ways, i am both at the same time.

 
outstandingLove

Asked by outstandingLove at 5:23 PM on Mar. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Well, I kind of am. It is hard to explain.
    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:32 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • How? Please explain. :-)
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 5:27 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I asked you first! ...
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 5:29 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • How can you believe in only one god and also believe in more than one god? The two are mutually exclusive.
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 5:37 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Easy, you're a daoist
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:38 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Get out of my head NotPanicking. I was thinking the same thing.LOL : )

    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 5:48 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • "How can you believe in only one god and also believe in more than one god? The two are mutually exclusive. "


    No, it is not actually.
    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:52 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • How does this Q mean you are a Daoist? I am wondering how you mean. I don't know too much about it but have read plenty but not anything about mono and polytheistic beliefs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I am not Daoist.
    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 6:00 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Hinduism is considered to be both polytheistic and monotheistic at the same time. There are many god in Hinduism and people will worship them individually, but at the same time there is a recognition that all these gods (all things, actually) are all manifestations of the supreme god Brahma. So yes there are lesser gods,but they are all manifestations of Brahma: both polytheism (many gods) and monotheism (one god) at the same time. Feel free to ask me about this stuff, I'm not Hindu but my ILs are so I know a bit about HIndu religion/philosophy.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 6:18 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

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