Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Poll - How Many Gods are There?

Last week's poll showed that most of you believe that the Bible is comprised of a little history, a little mythology and a lot of creative writing.

This weeks poll asks how many gods exist.

The Bible has many references to other gods beside the main god of the OT, but, did the writers believe these gods existed or did they feel they were false, made up gods worshiped by other nations?

If there are other gods, where did they come from?  After all we are told the god of the Bible created the universe as we know it.

As an aside, someone once told me that other father/son god combos like Zeus/Apollo, Odin/Thor, Saturn/Jupiter just showed that these ancient people actually were worshiping Yahweh and Jesus.

Questions for discussion;
Are there other gods?
Where did they come from?  Where are they now?
Did other cultures actually worship the OT god(s) but under different names?


  1. Well let's see, there's Dawkins, Hitchens, Hawking,....Oh you mean I can't invent dieties based on solid belief in a book I have read!!!!

  2. You don't have to invent them (or him, as the case may be) if reality inherently testifies to his existence. Additionally, any deity who can't write five pages without employing red-herring arguments seems a little sub-omnipotent to me, but I'll admit that's pretty subjective.