The Christians dogma still,to this day, insist that there was and is, only ever has been, only one god. This is a lie and the odd thing about their insistence is that their own scriptures state to the contrary.
Why is it that they have settled on the preferred idea of an omnipotent and everlasting single, male god?
When we actually look at the biblical text we see that even the Judeo/Christian bible says that god was not alone I his environment. I am sure many now are familiar with this verse that blows the Christian dogma of “only one god” clean out of the water.
And God said, Let US make man in our image, after OUR likeness: Genesis 1:26
And there is the famous and no getting away from, Psalm 82 that clearly states;
God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.....
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
And there is the commandment where god refers again to other gods:
“You shall have no other gods before me”.
“ let US go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
This is not to mention that these gods had families; sons of gods when descended to earth and took the daughters of men as wives..
And there are many occasions in the bible where one god is ordering the death of those who have or are supporters of other gods.
Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15 (For The Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16 Ye Shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
So it's plain to see that there are other gods who were without doubt recognised and acknowledged by the Hebrew/ Judeo/Christian god. And this Hebrew./Judeo/Christian god is a self confessed “jealous god” and would kill and make to suffer for generations anyone who preferred one of these other gods to him.
Who will deny this pluralism?Well Christians of course.
The usual Christian Reasoning is either to say that the “us”is the Trinity or that it is a heavenly assembly of angels.
But can we really believe that the original audience for Genesis would understand the strictly Christian conception of an idea that had its roots in Rome thousands of years after? And the scripture doesn’t mention an “assembly of angels” but an assembly of “gods” plural