Do you believe that Yahweh is a real god too? Do you think maybe he is just jealous (as he says he is in the bible) and wants to convince the whole world that only he exists? Or maybe he only wanted his people (the Hebrews) to only worship him, not necessarily convince them or the whole world that only he exists? I just find it interesting to think about; did Yahweh want to be the only god people ever worshiped, or was it people who tried to convince the world that only he is the “True God” so they could control the masses? Hmm. Just interested in your thoughts…oh, but if you do not believe Yahweh is a real god too, why is it that you believe in all the pagan gods, but not this one?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Religious Debate
Idk, I have never been able to feel his presence, even as a Christian, but that doesn't necessarily mean he does not exist, he just has never called to me. As for your other questions, imo it is probably most likely that it was humans who have tried to make Yahweh the only one true God as a way to control people.
Answer by Leanaidedanan at 8:11 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by Kaelansmom at 6:17 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by isabellalecour at 7:46 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Hard Polytheists believe that gods are distinct, separate real divine beings not psychological archetypes or personifications of natural forces. Hard polytheists reject the idea that "all gods are one God"
This is contrasted with Soft Polytheism, which holds that Gods may be aspects of only one God, psychological archetypes or personifications of natural forces.
It is a misconception that Hard Polytheists consider the gods of all cultures as being equally real; that is a theological position more correctly called integrational polytheism or omnitheism.
Answer by isabellalecour at 7:49 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:56 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
What is a "hard" polytheist anyway? I believe that there are many different spiritual realms in the afterlife. On one particular real the Goddesses and Gods of the earths dwell. I believe that they all exist (even Yahweh) b/c of many things; faith, repetition of name, exalting/worship, prayer, offerings etc - those things keep deities alive and current. I dont believe that Yahweh is the God many portray him to be, nor do I believe he is ever to physically come to earth. Maybe the essence of his qualities will be upon some ppl but that's not the case for all. We all have different patrons and guides in this life. Yes I do believe that the controlling elitist created monotheistic religions to keep the masses controlled by fear of consequences of back sliding or Not being of a certain faith. However, if Yahweh works for you then I aint mad at ya.
Answer by sugahmamma at 6:26 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:12 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
...Learned something new - guess I am what you would call a "hard" polytheist. (I hate titles)
Answer by sugahmamma at 9:10 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
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