39 Monotheism Quotes On Success In Life

These monotheism quotes will inspire you. Monotheism is the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging monotheism quotes, monotheism sayings, and monotheism proverbs.

Best Monotheism Quotes

  1. “The great unmentionable evil at the center of our culture is monotheism. From a barbaric Bronze Age text known as the Old Testament, three anti-human religions have evolved — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These are sky-god religions. They are, literally, patriarchal — God is the Omnipotent Father — hence the loathing of women for 2,000 years in those countries afflicted by the sky-god and his earthly male delegates.” ~ Gore Vidal
  2. “Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.” ~ Carroll Quigley
  3. “Monotheism owes its existence not to philosophic speculation about the nature of reality or knowledge or virtue, but to acceptance of reality identified with a supreme being.” ~ Israel Shenker
  4. “Among all nations, through the darkest polytheism glimmer some faint sparks of monotheism.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  5. “Monotheism is but imperialism in religion.” ~ James Henry Breasted
  6. “The three monotheism share a series of identical forms of aversion: hatred of reason and intelligence; hatred of freedom; hatred of all books in the name of one book alone; hatred of sexuality, women,and pleasure; hatred of feminine; hatred of body, of desires, of drives. Instead Judaism, Christianity, and Islam extol faith and belief, obedience and submission, taste for death and longing for the beyond, the asexual angel and chastity, virginity and monogamous love, wife and mother, soul and spirit. In other words, life crucified and nothingness exalted.” ~ Michel Onfray
  7. “Monotheism is easily the greatest disaster to befall the human race.” ~ Gore Vidal
  8. “I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam – good people, yes, but any religion based on a single…” ~ Gore Vidal

  9. “The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity.” ~ Thomas Szasz
  10. “All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship.” ~ Julius Wellhausen
  11. “We are pantheists as natural scientists, polytheists as poets, and monotheists as moral beings.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  12. “Monotheism begins with a god who hates trees.” ~ John Lamb Lash

  13. “Indeed, intolerance is essential only to monotheism; an only God is by nature a jealous God who will not allow another to live. On the other hand, polytheistic gods are naturally tolerant, they live and let live.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  14. “Ikhlaas is to forget the vision of creation by constantly looking at the Creator.” ~ Al-Jahiz
  15. “Monotheism is the primitive religion which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is _______ (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means “submission”. The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done.” ~ Timothy Leary
  16. “I think the whole concept of monotheism is a gift from the gods.” ~ Emo Philips

  17. “Far from being the crown of human thought and religion as its supporters have claimed for several bloody millennia, [monotheism] is in fact a monstrous step backwards–a step that has been responsible for more human misery than any other idea in known history.” ~ Isaac Bonewits
  18. “The further humans move from hunters to horticulturists to agriculturists to urbanisation to industrialists, the further the sacred recedes, first to heaven, then condensed to monotheism and finally it dies in irony.” ~ Lierre Keith
  19. “I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam – good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system.” ~ Gore Vidal , Monotheism quotes good
  20. “Monotheism occupies so large a space in the view of modern minds, that it is scarcely possible to form a just estimate of the preceding phases of the theological philosophy.” ~ Auguste Comte

  21. “Anyone who can worship a trinity and insist that his religion is a monotheism can believe anything.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  22. “The deepest difference between religions is not that between polytheism and monotheism.” ~ Walter Kaufmann
  23. “I think [rock’n’roll] essence is what made it good and has a lot in common with what originally made monotheism good – it’s against everything that is fixed, all the social structures that you can’t go past.” ~ Ezra Furman
  24. “Only if you have some knowledge of the human sacrifices, the vicious temple rites, the degrading superstitions and customs that were practiced . . . can you realize how much the modern world owes to the Hebrew prophets, whose monotheism and moral teachings entered into Christianity and Islam.” ~ Carlton J. H. Hayes
  25. “If I were to believe in a god l would believe in gods. I think monotheism is the really ghastly thing. That is the absolutely staggering to me misapprehension.” ~ Stephen Fry

  26. “In the native world, major gods come in trios, duos, and groups. It is the habit of non-natives to discover the supreme being, the one and only head god, a habit lent to them by monotheism.” ~ Paula Gunn Allen
  27. “A wide and vague impression exists that so-called Eastern religion is more contemplative, innocuous, and humane than the proselytizing monotheisms of the West. Don’t believe a word of this: try asking the children of Indochina who were dumped by their parents for inherited deformities that were attributed to sins in a previous ‘life.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  28. “At least when the Emperor Justinian, a sky-god man, decided to outlaw sodomy, he had to come up with a good practical reason, which he did. It is well known, Justinian declared, that buggery is a principal cause of earthquakes, and so must be prohibited. But our sky-godders, always eager to hate, still quote Leviticus, as if that looney text had anything useful to say about anything except, perhaps, the inadvisability of eating shellfish in the Jerusalem area.” ~ Gore Vidal
  29. “Religion has gotten a bad rap for good reasons. Often, there are a lot of people – women, LBGT, and others – you know, hierarchical monotheism has been a real source of a type of oppression.” ~ Van Jones

  30. “Monotheism at Sinai, primitive Christianity, messianic socialism: these are the three supreme moments in which Western culture is presented with what Ibsen termed “the claims of the ideal.” These are the three stages, profoundly interrelated, through which Western consciousness is forced to experience the blackmail of transcendence.” ~ George Steiner
  31. “Even the most humane and compassionate of the monotheisms and polytheisms are complicit in this quiet and irrational authoritarianism: they proclaim us, in Fulke Greville’s unforgettable line, “Created sick Commanded to be well.” And there are totalitarian insinuations to back this up if its appeal should fail.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  32. “What we have been raised to think of as inevitable – division and hierarchy, monotheism and nation states – actually accounts for less than 10 percent of human history.” ~ Gloria Steinem

  33. “Communication media enabled collective action on new scales, at new rates, among new groups of people, multiplied the power available to civilizations and enabled new forms of social interaction. The alphabet enabled empire and monotheism, the printing press enabled science and revolution, the telephone enabled bureaucracy and globalization, the internet enabled virtual communities and electronic markets, the mobile telephone enabled smart mobs and tribes of info-nomads.” ~ Howard Rheingold
  34. “It’s very clear from Biblical history and Jewish history that Jewish monotheism wasn’t developed in an instant, that it became gradually the accepted norm. But undoubtedly, Jewish ancestors were polytheists.” ~ Robert Winston
  35. “For atheism and polytheism there is no special problem of suffering, nor need there be for every kind of monotheism.” ~ Walter Kaufmann
  36. “Islam is at once the most and the least interesting of the world’s monotheisms. It builds upon its primitive Jewish and Christian predecessors, selecting a chunk here and a shard there, and thus if these fall, it partly falls also.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

  37. “There is a danger in monotheism, and it’s called idolatry. And we know the prophets of Israel were very, very concerned about idolatry, the worship of a human expression of the divine.” ~ Karen Armstrong
  38. “Only a country that is based upon an extremely primitive religion, which is Christianity, I am a devoted enemy of monotheism in all of its forms, could have come with a categorizing of people as one thing or the other.” ~ Gore Vidal
  39. “Monotheism is in its turn doomed to subtract one more God and become atheism” ~ Ibn Warraq

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