The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 4

A Modern Use of Eusebius's Argument While the church today does not battle classical paganism, Eusebius's argument still holds much value for the church. It touches on the matter of the origins of religion. In this discussion, there are two basic philosophies. On the one hand, according to atheistic evolutionary thought, primitive people believed in some sort of animism and an afterlife, then they moved toshamanism,... Continue Reading →

The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 3

The Development of the GodsEusebius switched subjects from origins to the development of the gods. He went first to Phoenicia, believing that its philosophers recorded the oldest theology. Next, he traveled to Egypt and noted the changes the Egyptians made to the theology. Finally, he arrived at Greece and its development of theology. In all this, he argued that the gods were merely deified men and women who were vial and cruel at their core. And thus, since the Greeks were... Continue Reading →

The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 2

Eusebius's Argument: That Polytheism is Atheism The Theory of Origins Eusebius argues polytheists explain the origin of the universe as pure chance, and not by creation of God or gods. And since they believe that chance is the creator of all things, then they are atheists in their beliefs about origins. This conclusion points to them as the true atheists. He supports... Continue Reading →

The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 1

Eusebius grew up in a world full of controversy and upheaval. During his life time, he faced the last and greatest of the Roman persecutions under Diocletian. Then he rejoiced at the sudden victory and Christianization of Constantine. And through all these things, throughout his life, he maintained a strong zeal for the Gospel. He was born around AD 260,... Continue Reading →

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