Many Gods, One Humanity
The Anomalous Nature of Religious Diversity
number of major gods recognized around the world and recorded in world history
The number of
religions, current and past, centered on these gods, is
in the thousands.
The number of
lives lost in the attempts to advance or defend religious beliefs
number of humans negatively affected by this cultural anomaly is
in the billions.
Is There A Logical Alternative To This Diversity?
The mainstream concept of considering religious
diversity and its negative effect on mankind as a social enigma, and attempting to
find ways of making it work cohesively, has been, and is a total failure. But,
approach of attempting to discover the truth behind the
phenomenon of multiple
gods, and examining
alternative explanations for it is ignored. A practical approach is to consider
the alternatives and determine the logic of each of the possible reasons for
There are many real gods
All, or some, of the gods are real. Since they all showed up about the same
they seem to get along, which is a good thing since they all say they will
return about the same time. That time being when man is about to destroy his
own race and the world he inhabits.
Many gods flying around the
planet, staking out their own territory, controlling their own airspace, while
scrupulously avoiding and ignoring the other gods, and the
territory and air space of those other gods is not logical. Then, there is the
problem that only one could be the creator god, only one could be responsible
for the flood, only one could have been the savior; to list just
of the problems. And, a major problem is
they all claim to be the supreme god, which is, of course, impossible.
no real gods
There is no god and all
this controversy has been over nothing. We are then left with absolutely
no explanation why so many similar religious beliefs formed in societies
completely isolated from each other.
is one real God and many false
Only one of the gods is
real and that god has one chosen people as most of the religions
worshipping their individual gods claim.
That may be fine for the
"chosen" people who are lucky enough to have stumbled upon that one "true" god, but for
the others, it is a serious problem. They have been worshipping false gods, and
no matter what size the religion of the true god happens to be, the number of
non-believers is in the billions. Figuring out if you are lucky enough to be
worshipping the right god, at the right time, is the first difficulty. If you
didn’t pick the right god you have to wonder how deep in the "Heathen Heap" you
will be buried. How do you explain to the real "God" why you dedicated all your
time to a false god, while, at the same time, viciously condemning the real one?
is one real God being
described in different ways, by many different peoples
All or most of the world’s gods are not different gods but different descriptions of the same Supreme God.
This concept would mean that everybody is
currently being deceived and seems to be blind to the fact that their own
religions warn them about this deception. However, since most religions say the evil
force would create a complete deception, and their god would allow this, humans,
by default, are
all innocent. Since everybody was being deceived, nobody be faulted.
This concept is the only one that follows logic, puts religious diversity in a
realistic perspective, and fits the universal accepted model of loving, fair,
and all-powerful God
that created the whole world.
Would such a God pick only a few to associate with and ignore all the rest,
or condemn them for
believing a deception he allowed?
The first alternative, that there are many real gods, defies logic and does not
seem to be supported by any practical evidence. Logic dictates that only
one supreme god can fit on one planet. The
second alternative, that there is no god, not only defies logic but mountains of
evidence disproving it. The third, and the most accepted alternative,
that there is only one
real god and many false gods,
dismisses the impossibility of so many glaring similarities.
It is the final alternative that logic supports,
fits into the model of a loving and fair god. It is, also, the only one
that bodes well for all mankind. It does not argue the differences in the
many religions, but recognizes the similarities. It does not condemn the
differences, it explains them. It does not exclude any, but includes all.
it is the only scenario
that would explain a mass deception of mankind. The strongest and most
effective of all
offensive strategies is divide and conquer. Isolating mankind into
many small groups by convincing them
only they are right and all the other
groups are wrong will keep them busy opposing each other while the real evil goes
forward unimpeded and undetected.
Convincing them that only they are right and everybody else is wrong will
prevent them from realizing they are all created by the same God with the
guaranteed destiny of becoming part of the
Family of God.
The Gods Connections
present just a few of the similarities between the God of the Bible
and the other gods of the world's religions.
God appears to man stating that he is the Creator of all
Saviors are a common theme in the world’s religions.
Almost all the
gods are creators.
Most gods are eternal.
God flies in the air using vehicles.
Flight is a
common characteristic of the world’s gods
God allows an evil force to inhabit the Earth with man.
The embodiment of
evil taking the form of an entity is a common theme in world religions
God causes a great flood.
hundreds of flood stories and hundreds of Noah figures.
Jesus is born to a virgin.
Many of the gods
are the children of unions between virgins and gods.
Jesus preaches love for one another.
Love for your
fellow man and the Golden Rule are found in every religion.
Jesus exhibits supernatural powers.
Gods who took
human form exhibited godly powers.
Jesus died and was resurrected.
Many gods regain
life after death.
Jesus left the planet and promise to return to save
the world from the forces of evil.
It would require another website to make a proper comparison of all the
gods recorded in the world. Following is a small collection of the
similarities between gods as they relate to the biblical concept.
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