Competition among the world’s religions has always been fierce. There are so many gods and the number keeps growing.
In India, so I understand, very ancient Hindu faiths had one set of gods. As the country spread and new territories were brought under the national unbrella, they brought with them more gods. Instead of purging the new gods, they were simply added to the approved group.
The thousand or so gods of the world have each sponored several religions. The god of Abraham, for example, has generated both the Christian and Islamic faiths. There might have 10,000 religions.
We know, of course, that each faith believes their god to be a real one and those of other faiths products of the mind, alone. In history, there are success stories of rulers who pounded home the concept of one god and one ruler into a package that unites its armies and public into a one cause fits all.
I’ve been wondering, if there are real gods, what do they think of each other? Do they think the other gods are real or just the imagination due to flaws they put into the brains of the humans they designed.
It seems like the god of Abraham thinks the other gods are real. He admonishes both Christians and Muslims to disregard those other gods and worship only himself.
He did not say they are imaginary, only false. I take from this they are real, but false gods, impersonating the real god.