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    Does Somebody Have To Be Wrong?

    I try to balance Absolute Idealism with Hard-Polytheism...it's not easy:eek: What led me to Hellenic Polytheism...would you believe Christianity and the quest for the perennial philosophy;) I started out as an Evangelical Protestant converted to Catholicism when I was in my twenties then...
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    Does Somebody Have To Be Wrong?

    Well I apologise for being confrontational but the way you're defining Monotheism would appear to have more philosophical input than religious? It may sem like a minor point but as a Hellenic polytheist who is also a Neoplatonist it's a point that needs stating and one which many Hellenic...
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    Does Somebody Have To Be Wrong?

    Yes 'The One' in Neoplatonism is a Unity rather than a Singularity. just as we humans share the same essential humanity, the Gods share the same divine essence...'The One' (Gk; To Hen).
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    Does Somebody Have To Be Wrong?

    That is absolute rubbish:mad: You need to go back to your primary sources and perhaps read a few dictionaries! One ultimate cause is 'Monism' many Gods is 'Polytheism' Neoplatonism is 'Monistic-Polytheism' For clarification: Monism = One Ultimate Reality Dualism = Two Ultimate...
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    Pagan Clergy

    ...yes they have...and there are a few positions left open if anyones interested?:D http://www.novaroma.org/religio_romana/priests_and_priesthoods.html
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    Pagan Clergy

    There were celibates in ancient paganism such as the Vestal Virgins and theres no reason why the 'Religio Romana' couldn't reinstitute this, if they haven't already...I'll just nip off and check...hang on....:)
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    Does Somebody Have To Be Wrong?

    The Gods are emanations of 'The One' and yes if you are like you say, influenced by Neoplatonism, you should know that we (Neoplatonists) do think about it :confused:
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    Does Somebody Have To Be Wrong?

    I can't believe that there are many Gods with no first cause, I don't know any Polytheist that believes that? In the Classical Polytheistic Tradition (Hellenismos) this goes back to Socrates as elucidated by Plato. Also the poets Homer and Hesiod placed Phanes (Eros/Cupid) as the first God and...
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    Does Somebody Have To Be Wrong?

    'The truth is One and the paths are many', is a favorite saying of mine. This means that whereas there is One ultimate reality the paths to it, the religions, can be many. This dos'nt mean that everyone is right, paths that don't accept the above saying as a guide to their spiritual life, I...
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    Christianity

    My family are active Christians and our conversations about religion are usually quite amicable. I find that Christians are usually misinformed about Paganism and that this is due to a large helping of rhetoric. When I have the opportunity to set the record straight, I find that my explainations...
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    Spiritual fascism

    Then by the same token; is someone who denies that they are enlightened, really enlightened:confused:
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    Spiritual fascism

    I thought it was called Gnosticism:confused: (No disrespect to Gnostics intended) I'm sure that the idea of a spiritual hierarchy is quite acceptable provided that those at the top are not antagonostic, bullying or patronising but are concerned about and helpful to those on the lower steps of...
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    "The One"

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    tradgedy of the greek religion

    No I haven't, it would be interesting to find out about if you can remember where you read it. I know there are also Stoic groups around but I'm not sure if these are recent reconstructions, revivals or a survival of the philosophy? It's easier with Neoplatonism as there is much more written...
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    Differing beliefs, one truth

    There is an infinite God and therefore an infinity of Gods IMHO ;)
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    Differing beliefs, one truth

    I would greatly appreciate it if you would resist the urge to patronise me.:cool: I suspect that may be a deliberate untruth, as the archeological record clearly provides ample proof that polytheism precedes monotheism:mad: Polytheism comes first and then because of a desire for reasons of...
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    Differing beliefs, one truth

    Au Contraire, there are indeed many Gods!:D Monotheism represents the departure from previously polytheistic religion, and is a human invention. Akhenaton, Zoroaster, Moses, Mani etc etc all confused the One with a single, particular deity and therefore missed the point. IMHO; The One is...
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    Sum up your religious belief

    One:cool:
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    "The One"

    Khairete It does make one smile:cool: If I may put in my two pence-worth. There have been a lot of posts which seem to go off in all sorts of speculative tangents but for the record and in context. Theres no mystery here...:confused: The One lies at the very foundation of the Western...
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    tradgedy of the greek religion

    Hey!:D
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