Compare And Contrast Monotheism And Polytheism

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Theism in the simplest of terms means the belief in at least one god. Whether it be believing in the one true God or believing in a lot of different gods, there is at least one god that is believed in. There are many different branches of theism. There's deism, pantheism, and agnostic theism. There is even atheism which is actually the lack of belief in a god. Two sections of theism that are perhaps the most popular and well-known are monotheism and polytheism. There is a lot of discussion about both of these sectors. Knowing the histories, how they are viewed currently, and exactly what the differences of these two are can help us better understand how these two theisms come into play in the world. The meaning of monotheism derives from the Greek words mono which means "one" and theos which means "god". This is why monotheism is the worship and belief one "true" god. The origin of where monotheism started is not clear. Some say that it started when Moses brought it to the ancient Hebrews. Some say it evolved from polytheism. Others say there is a documented case of monotheism in Egypt during the rule of Akhenaten. Regardless of its origin, monotheism hasn't exactly always been popular. Even now, the idea of…show more content…
There are also moral differences. Monotheistic people believe in absolute truth. They believe they were put on Earth for a specific purpose. They want to fulfill this purpose, and they will do anything to fulfill this purpose so that they can achieve eternal salvation. Polytheistic people, however, believe that they should have more freedom in how they worship. They believe they can worship who they want how they want. Unlike monotheistic people, polytheists believe they have no accountability on this Earth. They don't believe they were put here for a specific purpose. They also do not believe in any possibility of having eternal

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