Some people still worship Zeus...

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Yes! Praise Zeus!

Yes, there are still a few out there who honor the gods.

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"There should be respect

"There should be respect for people who want to express their religious feelings in a different way, that is not the typical Orthodox or Christian way," Peppa said. "We should not be stopped or denied our rights."

 

But atheists should be condemned? Frown


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better a polytheistic

better a polytheistic religion than a monotheistic.  polys at least claim to like other peoples gods


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Kelreth wrote: better a

Kelreth wrote:
better a polytheistic religion than a monotheistic.  polys at least claim to like other peoples gods
hmm...wouldn't that create a higher probability of more wars? Undecided

People who think there is something they refer to as god don't ask enough questions.


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It shouldn't create more wars

hmm...wouldn't that create a higher probability of more wars?

Logically, it shouldn't create more wars.  Monotheists always believe they have the one and only god on their side.  Polytheists recognize that the other side may have gods, too.

Unfortunately, I can't honestly argue that polytheistic societies have been less likely to go to war than monotheistic ones.

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AiiA wrote: Kelreth

AiiA wrote:
Kelreth wrote:
better a polytheistic religion than a monotheistic. polys at least claim to like other peoples gods
hmm...wouldn't that create a higher probability of more wars? Undecided

 

polytheism seemed to lead to less war.  if you look at old greece, they were all polytheistic.  they didnt fight over religion just politics and other "fun" things humans think of to kill each other over.

 i tend to give polytheism an easier time as mass killings in the name of a single god really spiked when monotheisms came around.