Who is G.A.O.T.U.? Feb 2, 2008 14:09:18 GMT
Post by Antonius on Feb 2, 2008 14:09:18 GMT
You will find also a common argument that all the gods are really aspects of God. Personally I am not convinced by that. For example the vengeful and jealous ways of the god Jehovah do not seem to me to partake of the nature of God.
that sounds like a contradiciton to me.
offcourse those things are aspects of god, else he would not have created them as aspects of us.
as above so below after all.
the creator of all things should logical reflect all things, as it didnt have anything other then the self to refer to.
i dont think it is for us to say that this or that aspect of creation is somehow less divine because we do not experiance it as comfortable.
and lets face it, the god of the old testament had plenty of ghetto in im.
in the old book he was allways smiting people, destroying entire cities indiscriminatly
killing men women children and their pets.
look at the way he treated moses, or what of the story of job?
i dunno what happened between the old and new testament, wether he took some anger management courses or maybe just having the kid calmed him down, but before that he was out of controll.
but seriously, the old testament god was nothing if not jealos and vengefull.
i think its a matter of progress.
first people are too stupid to see anything but the obvious.
then they get smarter and start seeing deeper meaning in the world around them
and they start attributing gods to elements of nature.
but then after some more development, they start to look even deeper and wonder if there is
not something behind it driving it all, and where do we come from and things like that.
and monotheism is born.
so the way i see polytheism is not different from monotheism as such, but simply a more primitive and shallow way of looking at the situation, dealing only with those things readily apparent, whereas monotheism takes contemplation one step further into the unseen.