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Old 02-10-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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Does anybody here believe in Multiple Gods? For example in Shintoism, there is both a Male God and a Female God who co-exist. And Shintoism is still being practiced today.

That Shinto belief seems to resonate with me because I feel that both male and female are needed in order to strike a balance. Male and female have different characteristics but they complement each other. Maybe that is the principle behind the Shinto religion.

No, I am not a follower of Shintoism at all. But I am also open-minded and receptive to different ideas. Even though I might not embrace the belief, I still respect it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:11 PM
 
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No, but I'm as open to it as believing in one god.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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Paganism
Animism and
Buddhism (for example Mahayana and Vajrayana)

Have elements of polytheism, with many deities

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Old 02-10-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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If we have only one type of cell there would be no "us".

can a cell in my little toe conceive of me?
that when taken apart shows nothing?
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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Christianity (trinitarian) includes three separate Gods into "one single but uniquely 3", similar to the Shinto.
In theirs, its a Father God and a Son God and a Spirit God.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:28 PM
 
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Hinduism is polytheistic.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:03 AM
 
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Does anybody here believe in Multiple Gods?
I do.

The Prose Edda says it..........

I believe it.............

That settles it............

(I been watchin' the Vikings on the History channel lately).
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:07 AM
 
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I'm a mix of a poly and a monotheist...

To me, there's one god, but all of them are one aspect of it

God is just a 100 headed hydra
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:49 AM
 
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Does anybody here believe in Multiple Gods? For example in Shintoism, there is both a Male God and a Female God who co-exist. And Shintoism is still being practiced today.

That Shinto belief seems to resonate with me because I feel that both male and female are needed in order to strike a balance. Male and female have different characteristics but they complement each other. Maybe that is the principle behind the Shinto religion.

No, I am not a follower of Shintoism at all. But I am also open-minded and receptive to different ideas. Even though I might not embrace the belief, I still respect it.
Obviously you are free to believe what sits well with your logic.

In my opinion, the very first condition for an entity to become God is that it MUST be ONE.
The second condition is that it must not be dependent on anyone or anything.

Both these conditions take Shinto or whatever ism is it, out of question.

Talking from a logical stand point - if there is more than one God then a conflict in between them is inevitable.

For example. God A wants to do a certain thing by a certain way but God B has different ideas.

If both are Gods then both have unlimited power - who will have his say?

If God A is more powerful than God B, then God B is not a God because there is someone more powerful than him.

If God A and God B are equally powerful (both have unlimited power) and they never get into any conflict then why do we need two or three or four of them?

One God with unlimited power can do the same that trillions of Gods with unlimited power could do together.


And now the wife god wants to have a lot of kids but the Husband God doesn’t want it - what you gonna do about that now?

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Old 02-13-2019, 03:21 AM
 
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Does anybody here believe in Multiple Gods? For example in Shintoism, there is both a Male God and a Female God who co-exist. And Shintoism is still being practiced today.

That Shinto belief seems to resonate with me because I feel that both male and female are needed in order to strike a balance. Male and female have different characteristics but they complement each other. Maybe that is the principle behind the Shinto religion.

No, I am not a follower of Shintoism at all. But I am also open-minded and receptive to different ideas. Even though I might not embrace the belief, I still respect it.
Yin and Yang...Shintoism is mostly Japanese...
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