« Interstellar Potatoes | Main | Website Update-New & Revised Religious Essays »

How Monotheistic Is Christianity?

The Out Campaign: Scarlet Letter of AtheismChristianity claims to be monotheistic (as do the other Abrahamic religions). It's right there in the first commandment. But if it weren't for the Christians' own insistence on this term, would people really label Christianity as monotheistic?

I'll ignore the trinity for this discussion. The father son relationship would certainly seem to suggest at least two deities, but let's just accept the Christian explanation, and assume that they're different manifestations of the same god.

Let's start off looking at the Catholic saints. There are patron saints for everything, from various illnesses, to occupations, to places. I remember when my wife and I were selling our house, my sister in law suggested we bury a statue of Saint Joseph in our front yard. These characters are deities in all but name.

But not all sects of Christianity accept the saints, so let's move on to another character from Christianity - Satan. Here's a being so powerful that he was able to fight a war against Yahweh. He has his own kingdom, Hell. And many sects of Christianity believe that he's powerful enough to influence events in the universe, and that he's going to wage another war against Yahweh at some point in the future.

Most Christians also believe in angels and demons. Archangels are even mentioned by name in the Bible and other religious texts, such as Michael, Gabriel, Luke, Raphael, Uriel, Metatron, and Azrael. Many Christians also accept the concept of guardian angels. So, while the angels may not be as powerful Yahweh, they do have powers that they can use to influence the world.

Now consider the Greek pantheon. Gaia was the first deity, from whom all the other gods came. After the war between the Olympian Gods and the Titans, there were only three main gods who shared control of the universe - Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. Yes, there were other lesser gods, but they all answered to those three. It seems like this is fairly comparable to Christianity. There are two primary gods, Yahweh and Satan, and all the lesser gods answer to them. The biggest difference seems to be that Yahweh isn't just a powerful god, he's also the creator god. But other polytheistic religions also have the creator god as the most powerful one (such as Vishnu's role in Hinduism).

Considering all this, it seems that calling Christianity a monotheistic religion is mostly an issue of semantics.


order lipitor 10mg pills order lipitor pills lipitor tablet

ciprofloxacin for sale - buy clavulanate buy amoxiclav without prescription

generic baycip - bactrim 960mg pill buy amoxiclav

ciplox for sale online - ciprofloxacin 500mg canada erythromycin tablet

flagyl 200mg uk - buy generic terramycin over the counter order zithromax 500mg generic

ivermectin 6 mg for sale - buy co-amoxiclav pills sumycin tablet

buy valtrex pills - nateglinide order online buy zovirax 800mg pill

order ampicillin sale buy acillin pill order amoxil sale

metronidazole 200mg for sale - cefaclor 250mg canada order azithromycin 500mg generic

cheap furosemide - prazosin 1mg sale captopril 25mg cheap

glucophage over the counter - buy lincomycin pill buy generic lincomycin for sale

buy retrovir 300 mg online - zyloprim drug buy zyloprim pills

buy clozapine 100mg for sale - buy accupril 10 mg sale famotidine 20mg oral

oral quetiapine 50mg - eskalith pills buy eskalith pills

anafranil 25mg for sale - buy paxil 10mg generic buy generic sinequan

hydroxyzine 10mg uk - prozac 20mg ca cheap endep 25mg

buy augmentin 625mg generic - how to get trimethoprim without a prescription buy cipro 500mg pills

buy amoxicillin generic - ceftin 500mg cost buy baycip cheap

cost azithromycin 500mg - azithromycin 250mg us purchase ciprofloxacin online cheap

order cleocin for sale - purchase cleocin online cheap order chloramphenicol sale

ivermectin 3 mg stromectol - brand eryc buy cefaclor capsules for sale

albuterol drug - buy seroflo theophylline 400mg canada

medrol online pharmacy - purchase fluorometholone generic azelastine 10ml

buy clarinex 5mg pills - purchase albuterol without prescription order albuterol pills

micronase 5mg usa - actos 30mg cost purchase dapagliflozin online

buy glucophage tablets - januvia 100mg for sale order acarbose generic

prandin 1mg over the counter - jardiance online buy empagliflozin sale

rybelsus over the counter - glucovance online order DDAVP for sale

order lamisil for sale - grifulvin v uk how to get grifulvin v without a prescription

how to get nizoral without a prescription - itraconazole 100mg cost itraconazole pills

buy famvir 250mg sale - acyclovir over the counter buy valaciclovir 500mg pills

purchase digoxin online - trandate 100 mg ca buy lasix 40mg sale

order lopressor 100mg pill - nifedipine 30mg canada order adalat 30mg pill

microzide 25 mg oral - norvasc 10mg brand order bisoprolol 10mg without prescription

nitroglycerin canada - purchase nitroglycerin online buy diovan pill

simvastatin term - lipitor ankle atorvastatin yellow

crestor pills cost - pravachol buy month caduet pills shame

inhalers for asthma steel - inhalers for asthma reason asthma treatment harm

acne medication scarlet - acne treatment less acne medication needle

prostatitis treatment may - prostatitis pills candle pills for treat prostatitis record

uti antibiotics dye - uti treatment fair uti medication winter

Post a comment


TrackBack URL for this entry:


Selling Out