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What is the basis of monotheistic chauvinism?

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    Posted: 09 Sep 2011 at 12:38
Is it not logical that if there is a god that there are others too (providing you think believing gods is logical at all, of course!)?  Why do monotheists elevate themselves onto a pretentious platform of superiority because they believe in one god instead of many? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Sep 2011 at 13:36
There are atheists who elevate themselves to an even more pretentious platform of superiority because they believe there are no gods at all. Which doesn't help answer the question, I agree.
One of the ways the same phenomenon seems to manifest itself is when followers of undeniably polytheist religions 'rationalise' themselves into claiming that it is 'really' a monotheist one, or indeed a atheist one. The idea that the fewer the better seems to have a life of its own.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Sep 2011 at 13:41
Well yes, nothing annoys me more than snotty militant atheists (except militant snotty theists, of course).
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I've never met a "militant snotty theist" within the ambit of sound Theology exercising reason within a contemporary context. I believe such a situation arises only when someone attempts to make the topic a "personal" issue, specially within the context of Christianity since there's no overcoming the "scriptural directive"--if they do not wish to listen leave them alone [you know the "shake the dust" bit].  An angry god or a host of angry gods are so passe...
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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

One of the ways the same phenomenon seems to manifest itself is when followers of undeniably polytheist religions 'rationalise' themselves into claiming that it is 'really' a monotheist one, or indeed a atheist one.
 
Just out of curiosity, are you speaking here of the sort of thing that gradually happened in the Greco-Roman world -- i.e. the gradual syncretic trend toward monotheism/ henotheism?
 
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I took it to refer to Hinduism in particular.
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No it's not logical.
 
Please take this as mathematical pretension rather than theistic pretension
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I never understood the whole militant atheist thing. When I tell an 'atheist' that I'm agnostic I usually get a look of passive derision and some glib comment about not thinking it all through. A better personal term is possibly anti-theist, but even that is too aggressive. How about: on the atheist side of the agnostic spectrum?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2012 at 16:17
I think its the Dawkins fan club that take their atheism to the next level, which is odd as Dawkins himself is always rather soft-spoken and reasonable on the issue, likewise Attenbrough and Co.

But then everyone is militant somewhere, I'm a militant Dutch-style cycling infrastructure advocate, I feel very strongly about it, and occasionally raise my voice on the matter and bombard people with facts. Which is no doubt terribly intimidating to British people who are used to sl*gging off people on bikes and making jokes about running them over, and generally driving in a hostile manner when near a cyclist. A pattern of behaviour which, I presume, is in no way militant.


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My religion is a polytheistic manifestation of up to 600 gods, goddesses, dragos and serpents, phoenixes and other birds, turtles, and 8 immortal beings. Monotheism to me is just plain confusing and without logic. I appologize if I have offended someone.

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