Comment: Polytheist vs monotheist

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Polytheist vs monotheist

A pagan is a polytheist, believes in many gods usually attributed to forces of nature (Thor - Viking god for thunder/lighting) or acts of man (Mars - Roman god of war). Other "pagans" even though they would never call themselves pagan: American Indians, Aztecs, Polynesians, Incas, Celts, Norse, Greeks, Most African peoples... the list goes on. They used gods to explain their environment (nature) and human behavior (love, war, jealousy, hapiness, etc... since it "possesses" you.

Monotheist - one god, "the" God, "GOD", etc... considered to be more advanced belief than "paganism" to be "civilized". Pagan is a term used and developed by monotheists to describe and downgrade the beliefs of polytheists.

Most polytheists were conquered and/or decimated by monotheists. To complete the domination they erased their beliefs in polytheism and replaced it with their monotheism - aka "conversion through missions". Latin America conquered by Spain - prime example.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo