Monotheism: How did we come to this?

The Everlasting Fire
The Dark Side of Monotheism,
the Bright Side of Polytheism
Religious intolerance was inevitably born
with the belief in one God.

– Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism

Polytheism is more open-minded, and more tolerant. It accepts the possibility of many gods and many ways to worship them. The God of the Sea, the God of the Forests, the God of the River… If religion was indeed a necessary step in human evolution, I believe the arrogance of monotheism was but man’s biggest mistake.