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Polytheism

Definition

Polytheism refers to any philosophy which claims that there are multiple supreme creators of the universe.

Keywords: Polytheism, Philosophy, Multiple, Gods, Irrational, False, Contradictory, Reality, Deductive.

Veracity

Polytheistic claims are false .

Proof

Humans assume that all contradictions are false. Any worldview that does not allow for this assumption to be rationally justified is deductively false.

Premise 1: If anyone is not the author of every aspect of reality, then his authority is insufficient to rationally guarantee the behavior of reality.

Premise 2: Under polytheism, no one is the author of every aspect of reality.

Conclusion: Therefore, under polytheism, no one has the authority to rationally guarantee the behavior of reality.

Humans assume that reality is non-contradictory. Under polytheism, there can ultimately be no reason to hold to this assumption, making it an irrational assumption. This makes polytheism deductively false.

World Religions and Cults (volume 2)

In Printed Form

Along with numerous other authors including Don Landis, Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson, Timothy McCabe contributes analyses of various world religions and cults in this volume from Master Books.