Monday, April 26, 2010

How many gods are there?

How many Hindu gods are there?
  • 330 million (33 crores) i.e. too many to list.
How many Egyptian Gods are there? Approximately 64 Egyptian. Short list:
  • Osiris
  • Amun, Re(Ra)
  • Nephthys
Actually by the time the xtains/coptics had come along in the mid 400's there was record of over 2000 deities worshipped in Ancient Egypt. Almost every village in Egypt had their own gods. Every time a new Pharaoh came into power the whole culture recognised his gods as the best so they were always changing.

How many Celtic (Druid) gods are there?
  • 24 gods and 49 goddesses - local country gods, examples Welsh, British, Breton, Continental European.
How many major Roman gods are there?
  • Jupiter
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
  • Juno
  • Minerva
  • Mars
  • Apollo
  • Diana
  • Venus
  • Ceres
  • Bacchus
  • Vulcan
  • Mercury
  • Vesta
How many major Greek gods are there?
  • Zeus
  • Hera
  • Poseidon
  • Demeter
  • Hestia
  • Aphrodite
  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Artemis
  • Athena
  • Hephaestus
  • Hermes
How many Islamic gods are there? One
  • Allah
How many Jewish gods are there? One, maybe more
  • Jehovah. The book of Genesis reads "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness".
How many Christian gods are there? One to Three (trinity) to 10,000
  • Christian churches say there is one god, but each has its own view of that one god and of course He favors their church over others. Christianity pretends it is monotheist and but it is no difference than each village in ancient times having its' own god like Egypt where the Judeo-Christian tradition began.
  • Catholicism has almost 7000 saints which are god-like. They have all kinds of odd vocations - for whales & test takers and against caterpillars, hangovers & SDTs.
The count of gods is moving closer to the actual number - ZERO.


I contend that we are both atheist. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Henry Roberts

Whoops forgot one more.
How many Buddhist gods are there? ZERO

A well known koan of Buddhism is "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him!" Too bad the above religions didn't follow suit with their gods.

2 comments:

  1. Amen !! Preacher man.....

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  2. Amen ! ex preacher man........

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