Absolutely! IMHO, most of the polytheists call themselves “Christians.”
I started a thread a while back about polytheism. Many believers, all forms of christianity, seem to have their own personal version of the god they worship. The practices of worship remain related (communion, readings from the old and new testament, etc.), but individually, I believe them to be beyond widespread.
It’s really all about competition. Humans like to say, we’re fans of the best team, the best president, the best movie star, and the best god.
Yet, though most believers really worship the same god, they have to subdivide their own god into what he thinks, says, or meant on a new situation.
Look at issues like homosexuality, SSM, medical care and the Jesus Cheeto. Some will come right out and say things like, “The reason we have tsunamis killing thousands is because we allow homosexuality.” Or something that’s said by a LOT of people, “The United States is meant to be a Christian nation.” Or the woman in Wisconsin (was it Wis?) and her followers who refused medical care for her daughter’s diabetes, opting for prayer instead. Already, to me, we’ve got three different gods in the same realm of worship and practice.
Two of our favorite posters who favor religion, kanicbird and Lacunae Quell, are both believers, yet I haven’t heard them agree completely on what god wants and desires, only that they both believe.
Even some of my old catholic school counterparts swear that homosexuality is making god angry, most likely bringing our 2012 apocalypse. Some other friends think that any cruelty to man offends god in the same way, also bringing the possibility of the 2012 apocalypse. Now we have 5 versions of god.
How many times have you heard “Obama is the antichrist”? The fact that many believe in an antichrist shows yet another type of believer. Up to 6.
Now add the combinations we have already. Say, you believe that Obama is the antichrist, but homosexuality is AOK. There’s another type. Add that you think the Jesus Cheeto is a clear sign we need to act a certain way, another type. (That’s going for 20 Gs on eBay. )
It’s not just the ancients who preferred more than one god. I think that really makes more sense in many ways. Virgin Mary would be better for women to pray to since Yahweh seems to be for the boys, and not too knowledgable about harvesting crops gorwing in lush, green areas.
Of course, growing up catholic, I believed in four gods: god, mary, jesus and the holy spirit.
Now there’s me presently, saying it’s all bunk.