When you don’t believe in gods, it’s fun to argue about them. The link below claims there can be only one god, the Christian one.
He not only makes that claim, he rubs it in that other gods are false. Like those who have made the one-god claim for a few thousand years, he is merely parroting what others made up.
This fellow does not do the gracious version of THE god. The gracious version says each religion does worship a real god. It is the same god as “ours”, it just has different names.
This gracious version does not jive with what religions, themselves, teach. The Ten Commandments do not say, “Worship the same god as everyone else, the one we happen to call God.” Instead, it admits other people are worshipping other gods and they must stop. It’s very apparent there were lots of other gods around at the time the Ten Commandments were written.
While we don’t have records from hundreds of thousands of years ago, we assume people had their gods. The oldest written records are cave drawings dated 30,000 years ago. The drawings are thought to be religious expressions that involved animals and animal/human combinations.
Judging from the native populations in the Americas, believing gods inhabited animals was common. This makes sense because when people lived in caves, one has to assume their lives revolved around either eating animals or avoiding being eaten by them.
The notion there is and always has been only one god is a new idea that cannot hold its own in the human experience.