For my fourth posting in English, I'd like to explain to Atheist readers coming here from English speaking blogs, the fact that I think one forgets a detail when asking Christians for proof against the 3000 different gods we DON'T believe in.
A common remark when debating existential views is this one:
You Christians seem to have a lot in common with us.
You are Atheists in many senses, e. g. you don't believe in the god Thur, or Shiva, Ganesha, Afrodite etc.....Just as we don't.
How come you picked your particular God for worship? And how can you be so sure the other ones don't exist?
My answer is that folks through space and time who have believed in other gods than the monothestic, almighty one, never settled for one single deity.
1. Either the religious individual believes in one Almighty benevolent creator, the cause of the universe.
2. ...or a whole bunch/cluster of gods who together maintain and explain life + the universe.
Now, it doesn't seem like people have ever settled for SOLELY Thur or ONLY Afrodite, because these characters are not almighty in themselves. They need the rest of a god-family.
As a Christian, I consider belief in a certain group of gods as a way for people to express our Only God.
Although Polytheists don't have the right notations and concepts around God, as we see it.
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