Although I seldom watch TV these days, I found interesting a review of a coming new series based on a fictional book. The book and the series are called “American Gods.”
It was reviewed, surprisingly, in Christianity Today. As the title suggests, it deals with not one god but others as well.
A book and series, even if fictional, is a refreshing way to approach the topic of religion in the U. S. So much portrayal, at least my impression of it, is either marketing of Christianity or lampooning of it as is done on South Park.
Exploring in some way why human minds choose one god over another or find no god is an important issue. It seems the perfect time to bring forward answers to this question. Schools and many other places stress “accepting” the faiths of others. Looking for the origin of an accepted faith is the next logical step.
The reviewer for this Christian magazine knows full well the faith does not always look kindly, if I may understate one of the Ten Commandments, on looking at other gods. Yet, the Ten Commandments admit there are other gods. In our modern world we surely we can now see this and discuss who those gods are and where they came from. Maybe by this exercise some Christians will come to see their God as just one in a parade of gods.
Making the worship of other gods acceptable or recognizing no god needs to be expressed in the arts. This is a start.