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Single Idea 20667

[catalogued under 29. Religion / A. Polytheistic Religion / 2. Greek Polytheism]

Full Idea

Polytheism is inherently open-minded, and rarely persecutes 'heretics' and 'infidels'.

Gist of Idea

Polytheism is open-minded, and rarely persecutes opponents


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 12 'Benefits')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.239

A Reaction

The Old Testament tells of the Jews turning on local pagans, and India was presumably tolerant Hindus encountering less tolerant Muslims. Then there's Christians in Africa. Dreadful bunch, the monotheists. Romans killed very few Christians.