Are there any case of a officially monotheistic religion evolving into a officially polytheistic religion ?

Are there any case of a officially monotheistic religion evolving into a officially polytheistic religion ?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mormonism evolved (or restored) Trinitarian Christianity to Henotheism.
    And some Baptists would argue that Catholicism, Oriental Orthodoxy, Eastern Orthodoxy and Assyrian Orthodoxy have all evolved into Polytheism because they argue they hold that without reverence of the Saint then salvation is impossible.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mormonism.
    Maybe some sects of Gnosticism (and Mormonism is arguably a form of Gnosticism).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Maybe some sects of Gnosticism
      Ophites owuld be a good example which worshipped snakes and also had sacrifice rituals.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gnosticism is basically atheism

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Gnosticism is basically atheism
          "I believe in flying aubergine but I actually identify as not believing in flying aubergine"? That is a new one.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mormonism
      That would be Henotheism
      https://rogerdhansen.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/are-mormons-henotheists/
      >Maybe some sects of Gnosticism (and Mormonism is arguably a form of Gnosticism)
      You would need to really stretch the definition of Gnosticism to justify that conclusion. To the point you are likely start to wrap up other Christians like Catholics and Eastern Orthodox

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >monotheistic religion evolving into a officially polytheistic religion ?
    Yarsanism and (partially) Yazidism apparently, Yarsanism evolved from worshipping Ali as a manifestation of Allah (hence hteir nickname, Ali-o-Allahi) and Yazidis are descendants of some sort of Zoroastrianism but their main frameworks seems o be some kind of Islamic/Ghulat sect.
    Druze might also be one, besides their reincarnation, they also see Fatimid Caliph Hakim Amr-Allah as an incarnation of Allah.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are people itt saying saints = gods? A god's power has to be self-originating and any power a saints has explicitly comes not from them but from God.

      Druze literally refer to themselves as just "the monotheists" so this wouldn't be a good example.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why are people itt saying saints = gods?
        *functional*illiteracy+Protestantism or *functional*illiteracy+islam or *functional*illiteracy+orthodox judaism

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A god's power has to be self-originating

        Why? Plenty of gods in world mythology get their powers from higher forces

        The Orishas of the Yoruba for example were ordinary humans given their powers by the supreme being Olorun

        Like half of Chinese nature gods are the servants of true gods

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Orishas of the Yoruba for example were ordinary humans
          no

          >half of Chinese nature gods are the servants of true gods
          they still are true gods independent of there place in the bureaucracy of heaven and they have their own power

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That’s just wrong

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but point stands with Yarsanism and Yazidis.
        Yazidis even worship a death deity named "Angel Peacock".
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taw%C3%BBs%C3%AE_Melek

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yarsanis are a whole circus:

          >The primary mazhariyyat of the Second Epoch was Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth caliph and first imam of Shia Islam. This explains the alternative name for Yarsanis Ali-Allahi, "Believers in the divinity of Ali".
          >Pir Benjamin, considered the incarnation of the archangel Gabriel; he has the preceptor title to all Yarsanis (Monday)
          >Pir Musi, the incarnation of the archangel Michael and known as the Recording angel (Tuesday)
          >Mustafā Dawan, the incarnation of archangel Azrael (Wednesday)
          >Sultan Sahak, the incarnation of Divine Essence (Thursday)
          >Baba Yadegar, also known as "Ahmad" and "Reza" (Friday)
          >Khatun-e Razbar (Saturday)
          >Dawud Koswar (David), also informally called Dawu; he is known as "Dalil" (in Kurdish) to all Yarsanis (Sunday)
          >dualism
          Holy shit, Iranian Mormonism

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            btw in this song they are repeating "Khaydar Madat" which means "Lion (Ali), help us"
            yep they are praying to Ali through whole song.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Modern Christianity is the obvious

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Christians and Muslims treat their saints as gods in all but name

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought that more specifically Catholics believed in saints.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Catholics and Shias.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Orthodox and Muslims both worship saints

        Catholics and Shias.

        Most Walis were Sunni

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Actually if you just let me change the definition of worship we don’t worship saints

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Saint worship isn't islam, regardless of whatever the "muslims" you're referring to do.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Most Muslims worshipped saints up until the Saudis got oil money

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zoroastrians worship at least one Deva that has repented his ways (Mithra), which is roughly equivalent to a demon getting baptized and actively interceding on behalf of mankind.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mormonism, some sects of Gnosticism, Ghulat sects, and many new age religions that are inspired by Abrahamic faiths (everything from the Nation of Islam to the Russian Yehowists).

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Orthodoxy and Catholicism both are polytheistic not even the triune God but the worship of the Church

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Orthodoxy and Catholicism both are polytheistic
      imagine being this retarded

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Solitaire

    If you want the actual example; look no further than Cathodoxy and its worship of the Saints.
    But I can guess that you/JWanon/Muslims will turn this into a Trinity debate.

    • 2 weeks ago
      JWanon

      Where is the word trinity in the Bible ?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where is the word monism in the Bible?

        • 2 weeks ago
          JWanon

          I don't know what's that mean

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