Why monotheisms are so violent. And why the best monotheists are not.

Monotheism seems to have an innate proclivity to violence *and* it has inspired some of the most noble people in human history. Why? [Read more...]

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Polytheism, Emergence and the One

There is no contradiction between being a genuine polytheist, one arguing there may be unimaginably huge number of deities, and holding to the existence of an ultimate impersonal/transpersonal Source from which everything emerges, including the Gods. Even without the metaphysics, modern science is demonstrating that we ourselves are genuine individuals, but at the same time are such only because of our relationships at every level. We make no great jump to suggest the same holds for Spirit. [Read more...]

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