A catalog of gods

P.Z. Myers at Pharyngula points out Godchecker’s “Your Guide to the Gods,” a searchable database of over 2,850 gods. You can search by pantheon (African, Australian, Aztec, Caribbean, Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian, Finnish, Greek, Incan, Japanese, Mayan, Mesopotamian, Middle Eastern, Native American, Norse, Oceanic, Roman, Slavic and Baltic, South American, and Southeast Asian), look at the Deity of the Day (available via RSS feed), read feature articles, or purchase items from the God Shop. There are also collections of links to other resources on mythology.

As Myers observes, you can make the point that evangelical Christians are atheists with respect to all but one of the listed gods. (Actually, the database lists Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, God, and Jesus individually, as well as non-deities like Satan, Adam, Moses, Noah, and the pantheon of Christian saints.)

About Jim Lippard
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13654844301450595964 George Shollenberger

    I am the author of a new book ‘The First Scientific Proof of God.’ The word games of naming gods are over because Science and Theology are unified with a symbolic language, just as mathematics is unified with number-symbols.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05754012798961096099 Frank Walton

    …you can make the point that evangelical Christians are atheists with respect to all but one of the listed gods.

    That’s if you’re assuming that atheism isn’t a worldview though, Jim. If it is then in no real sense can you say that a Christian can be an atheist at the same time. Whether you say that atheism is “the non-belief in god” or “the belief that there is no god” Christianity fails to resolve either of them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16826768452963498005 Jim Lippard

    Frank,

    I don’t think atheism constitutes a worldview, for the reasons Jeff Lowder gives here.

    Atheism can be part of a worldview, but a mere lack of belief or disbelief in gods is nowhere near a complete worldview.


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