Monotheism means one and only one God. Thou shall have no Gods before me. Well then how about after ?
There are only three mainline basic monotheisms which are Judaism, Christianity and Moslem, each of which have an infinite number of secondary sects but which which primarily divide themselves in two, as Eastern Orthodox and Western Christianity, Catholicism and Protestantism, Sunni and Shiite Muslims and Orthodox and Modern Judaism.
Christianity and the Muslim religions could be described as subsets of Judaism and all three could be further described as desert religion, where the dominant geographical force is the sun. But the case here is made that Monotheism is
Progressive which means it accords to and is the handmaiden of Excess & Profit.
The Progressive Paradigm
is the default
Spirituality of Indigenous pre-excess and profit peoples and of
Socialism, and of which exemplifies the
Conservative Paradigm, wherein Conservative means that pre-existent states are considered of greater Consequence than their transformation and destruction for Excess & Profit.
With the introduction of Excess & Profit is necessitated
Consequential Negation and the establishment of
Materialism, which deigns all natural entities including humans to possess no inherent value and
Consequence except thru the grace of other-wordly power. Any and all things are relagated to material asset and may be exploited transformed and destroyed for Excess and Profit.
The authority for what is of Consequence becomes the results and products of Progression using the engine of Excess & Profit. What becomes of the greatest of Consequence is evolution from low to high, primitive to sophisticated and poor to rich.
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