All Gods Are Versions Of The One True God (Mine, Of Course)

There are thousands of gods, so the atheists claim
And they note that they all disagree;
But I’ve figured the source of their silly confusion—
And so, you can take it from me:

Some people once worshipped a handful of gods,
Like Athena, Poseidon, and Zeus
All manifestations of one, greater, God,
A reasonable mind might deduce.

When mortal perceptions, inherently flawed,
Attempt to perceive the divine
The gods that they see are distortions, of course,
Of the true God (and that one is mine).

How sad that the fact of our fallible minds
Is the cause of dissension and wars:
All gods are versions of my God, of course,
But no gods are versions of yours.

I remember my sister once (decades ago) saying “it doesn’t really matter what you believe, just that you believe. I didn’t get it then, but I do now. All gods are manifestations of the right one, which is my one. Of course, my one couldn’t possibly be a distortion of a different god, because reasons. Oh, yeah, because that’s how my god is actually defined. The sophisticated theology version of “because I said so.”

Comments

  1. busterggi says

    I hear this a lot from believers – the same believers who claim that all other believer’s gods are false.

    Seems they can’t make up their minds or they are implying that all gods are the same and all are false.

  2. says

    My usual response to that is, “So you would be willing to pour out an offering to Vishnu? Attend a fire service at a Zoroastrian temple? Join a group of Muslims for the salat? Call upon the Great Mother while dancing naked under the moonlight? I mean, if they are all the same and it doesn’t matter, then….”

    Oddly enough, the people who just moments ago were saying that all gods are one get very, very indignant at the notion.

  3. Cuttlefish says

    Gregory, they won’t even face Mecca while they pray, even though it ostensibly makes no difference which way they face…

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