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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

"Should modern mainstream religions be considered cults?"

Modern mainstream religions could be considered "cults", and every form of Atheism could as well. But why should it matter if that particular term can be applied? Why would we want to call every modern mainstream religion a "cult" apart from a desire to provoke some type of defensive emotional reaction from religious persons? And why would anyone be interested in manipulating such a reaction?
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"Since an Actual Infinity cannot logically exist, is an infinite God a logical contradiction? Are there any religions that believe in God as a potential infinitely omnipotent being, but not an actual one?"

Complete sets with members that are unending in quantity do exist. A sample set would be the set of all possible configurations of the letters ABC, where duplication of characters is permitted. We would have: ABC, ACB, BAC, BCA, CAB, CBA, AABC, AACB, ABAC, ABCA, ACAB, ACBA, BABC, etc. In fact, the quantity of complete sets with members that are unending in quantity are themselves unending in quantity (the set of all infinite sets is an infinite set).
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"How is the trinity monotheistic?"

Trinitarian doctrine declares the following three things: 1. There is only one God. 2. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. 3. These three persons are eternally distinct. Monotheism, according to the Mirriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as "the doctrine or belief that there is but one god".
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