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Intolerance in inherent to monotheist religions, polytheism is naturally tolerant

Posted by jagoindia on December 19, 2008


Schopenhauer writes:

Indeed, intolerance is essential only to monotheism; an only God is by nature a jealous God who will not allow another to live. On the other hand, polytheistic gods are naturally tolerant; they live and let live. In the first place, they gladly tolerate their colleagues, the gods of the same religion, and this tolerance is afterwards extended even to foreign gods who are, accordingly, hospitably received and later admitted, in some cases, even to an equality of rights…. Thus it is only the monotheistic religions that furnish us with the spectacle of religious wars, religious persecutions, courts for trying heretics, and also with that of iconoclasm, the destruction of the images of foreign gods, the demolition of Indian temples and Egyptian colossi that had looked at the sun for three thousand years; all just because their jealous God had said “Thou shalt make no graven image,” and so on.”(3)

2 Responses to “Intolerance in inherent to monotheist religions, polytheism is naturally tolerant”

  1. Ashwani Aheer said

    In fact God is infinite and can be seen or felt in infinite ways,in infinite forms as perchoice or liking of an indivdual as per his temperament,ability and envoirment.Every man is a religion to himself.This is what hinduism says and gives freedom of faith to everybody.But monothiests, Islam,christianity ect will not allow this.

    Why should you think God is only one? Why can’t He also be many? If He has
    made man in His own image, what image is He? An African, a Mongolian, a
    Caucasian, a Japanese, a Filipino? Why are there so many types of man, and so
    many varieties of things?
    There is not just one type of tree, not just one type of snake, cloud,
    mosquito or vegetable – there is not just one type of anything, so why should
    God be only one? How could this consciousness that manifested this whole
    creation and loves variety, be monotonous? God seems to love different
    varieties. He must be of infinite variety Himself. God can manifest in many
    names, forms and varieties.
    Some schools of thought may not give God the freedom to appear in His many
    forms. They want Him in one uniform!
    You change your appearance to suit the occasion. When such is the case, how
    could you think there is no variety in the Spirit. The ancient people knew this
    and that’s why they cognized the Divinity as infinite qualities and forms. The
    Spirit is not dull and boring. The Spirit which is the basis of creation is
    dynamic and ever changing. God is not only one, but is many!!!
    When you accept the variety of Divinity you cease to be a fanatic or a
    fundamentalist.
    Tommy says God is many, God is One, he made so many just for fun.

  2. alwayssaynotoracism said

    Can you believe someone opposing racism adopting Mahatma Gandhi’s techniques of Satyagraha. This guy did. He was also inspired by RP and MLK

    http://victimofprejudice.blogspot.com/

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