Max Webster's Analysis Of The Rise Of Monotheism: A Reconstruction

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One thing that connects all of us humans in some way is religion. For some it’s a way of life for others it’s just a norm they follow. But we never ask ourselves how our religion got to be at the point where it is now. Roughly 3.8 billion people, over 50% of the world population believes in the Abrahamic idea of God. So how did we go from worshipping many gods thousands of years ago to just worshipping one all knowing God, and what kind of repercussions has that brought upon the world?
Before going into the rise of monotheism, it is important to understand polytheism. Not in the standard dictionary sense, but in the context of the time. Our meaning of religion today compared to the meaning of religion back then are two totally different
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At one point he was just a lowly war god. And that through the time he ascended to the supreme god status where is is now by help of the people of Israel and Judea,” Surrounded on all sides by worldly kingdoms, the small states of Israel and Judaea felt perpetually threatened by their powerful neighbours. Yet, miraculously, the Old Confederacy 's peasant militia repeatedly emerged victorious over its numerous enemies…..Accordingly, the status of their warrior god, Yahweh, ascended to great heights and sacrifices began to be offered to him. As Yahweh continued in later epochs to lead the Old Confederacy 's army of noble warlords to victory over the surrounding world empires, his status continued to rise dramatically.” So since Yahweh has been giving victory after victory to the Israelites they give him more and more praise. Which transcends him into being a higher god. This relationship happened because God originally made promises to have the Israelites defeat their enemies and later help them escape slavery from the Egyptians. To the Israelites this is the only higher being that has ever promised something and has kept his word about it. So since he has kept his promises why not follow him and praise him more and more because he is so good to us. This wouldn’t be the first a power military needed assistance from a higher power. Centuries later Constantine would call upon the god of his mother the Christian god to aid him in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. In this instance again aid in battle helped transcend God from a deity of a small peasant faith to the true god of an entire empire. Without the sort of aid that Yahweh or God gave to both the Israelites and Constantine, the idea of a single all knowing being may have come later in history or maybe not at

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