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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
I know that you might be thinking: "madness is spewing out the same atheist fecal matter again?" but that's not the case.
This is more of a thought experiment. Let's say that science proves that there is in fact a divine aspect of the universe and that deities can exist. How would you go about proving that it's just one deity that exists? We're in a situation where I have to accept that at least one deity exists and possibly created the universe, but that doesn't necessarily imply that only one deity exists.
Answers that will not be acceptable are those from holy books, those from direct faith, and those from direct insults against me.
Originally posted by ACTS 2:38
Now if there were many deity's in the creation process do you think they would all agree upon what we should look like, or what about DNA would they all use the same 4 letters?
As we are men and can not agree upon anything wholly I would believe that many gods would be the same in the creation process.
This is, of course, the belief of the Abrahamic religions -- at some point, someone asked, and God said "Yep, I'm all that there is."
How would you go about proving that it's just one deity that exists?
What's a god if there are more gods than one? If we can prove that polytheism forbids the generally accepted defining terms of divinity, then we may regard monotheism as proved.
These attributes are:
3. The ability to create worlds
4. The ability to perform miracles
No, the task is to prove monotheism, not to restate the attributes that the various Abrahamics attribute to their respective gods. There is no general acceptance among human beings that their gods must resemble any of the Abrahamic gods.
(The Greco-Roman gods...) explicitly constrained one another (one god could not undo what another had done), and were subject to Fate. Different gods had different levels or kinds of knowledge, no god knew everything. They were not creator gods. They came to power by defeating Giants of one kind or another (their parents in some versions), and now rule a world which they did not make.
Putting aside that predictability does not impeach free will...
Anyway, number 4 obviously presents no impediment to polytheism, since it is found in polytheisms.