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Monotheism

Definition

Monotheism refers to any philosophy which claims that there is only one supreme creator of the universe.

Keywords: Monotheism, Atheism, Polytheism, Theism, Philosophy, True, Deductive, Creator, Universe.

Veracity

Monotheistic claims are true .

Proof

Either there are no gods, and therefore atheistic claims are true, or there are many gods, and therefore polytheistic claims are true, or there is only one god, and therefore monotheistic claims are true.

Premise 1: If atheistic claims and polytheistic claims are both false, then monotheistic claims are true.

Premise 2: Both atheistic and polytheistic claims are false.

Conclusion: Therefore, monotheistic claims are true.

Since both atheistic and polytheistic claims are deductively false, monotheistic claims are therefore deductively true.

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.

Other Writings

"Can non-Christian views be internally consistent?"

Non-Christian worldviews cannot be internally consistent. While the above statement is true, proving it is a different matter. However, its truth follows from the basics of the Christian faith. Since, in Christian theology, the Christian God is understood to be necessary, any deviation from that which is necessary would be impossible, entailing a logical contradiction.
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"Your god, in his own holy book, admits to having created evil (Isaiah 45:7). Why then should I worship him?"

In Isaiah 45:7, the KJV translates the Hebrew word "rah" as "evil". More modern English translations often opt for the word "calamity" instead. Either one of these translations is viable and could be the intended meaning of the passage. However, that God is ultimately the Uncaused First Cause of all sinful actions is clear from both scripture and reason, so even if the verse cited does not make the point, the general concept behind the question remains.
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"Regarding your answer to Lev 11:13-19... Rather disingenuous of you don't you think? The list is a list of birds (apart from bats) so the writer (god?) meant "birds", not "insects" or "flying things"."

I don't think it was disingenuous in the slightest, but thanks for asking. Here is your argument as I understood it: 1. The 1500 BC Hebrew word "'owph" has to have the exact same meaning as the 21st century English taxonomical classification "Aves". 2. The 1500 BC Hebrew word "'atalleph" has to have the exact same meaning as the 21st century English taxonomical classification "Chiroptera". 3.
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