I actually believe it is spiritually beneficial to have a whole pantheon of gods instead of just the one, especially if it is one who is in company of
angels, demons and satan.
Sure we think of Zeus as the ruler over the others, but in reality they're all family and I think (as being a member of a family is a common thing you
know what I'm talking about) it is obvious they basically never function in a hierarchical way. More as an organisation where everyone has their role
to fullfill. There is no good and bad.
In the alleged monotheism on the other hand, you got one who does everything, with help by far "lesser" individuals like the archangels and other
angels and that's exactly the message it transports.
In the hellenic tradition even the rulers of the underworld, Hades and Persephone, are not sinister figures, they just got a job that needs to be
I think it's pretty telling that even in the fictive lore of christian tradition people felt the need to invent someone who is challenging the guy on
top. Sure they made hm the ultimative bad guy and pictured him as someone every "good" person should fear, but throughout history there always were
some who felt pretty attracted by him and the freedom he promises.
That's because it isn't natural for most humans to just bend to authority. Everybody wants to be king over at least some aspects of his life.
So christianity invented the myth men has dominion over the animals and plants on Earth.
From a hellenic mindset that's unthinkable, because you never know if your bull, snake, fly, ... is not a god in disguise.
As we grow and evolve and prepare to set out to other planets where we might encounter living things beyond our comprehension we will need to get over
the thought there are lesser and higher orders of beings. All life is sacred.
Since the monotheistic god has proven to be a lying, destructive, narcissist, with a monotheistic religion that is everything but just one god, I
think from now on if someone asks I'm a hellenic polytheist. Which is as we all know closely related to the Egyptian and Roman pantheon so much so
that one can say it is basically the same thing.
Plus it has the benefits to allow me to pick from a number of archetypes whose strength I can internalise depending on what situation I find myself
Screw you God!
edit on 28-4-2019 by Peeple because: hollistic