Haiti … has been a disaster in almost every way long before this ever struck. And it is a nation, between you and me, I guess, that Satan has had absolutely free reign in that nation.
This is from the lips of Wesley Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International but it could have been from that other polytheist Pat Robertson or from a host of other kindred spirits. If there are two gods fighting over human spoils, that sure sounds like polytheism to me. Now, I’m not saying polytheism is any worse than monotheism. Most commentators claim such remarks are insensitive, inappropriate, or somehow historically wrong (as if something like this could ever be historically right). But from a polytheistic perspective, I don’t think they are disqualified by their insensitivity, inappropriateness, or historical error. Like all theological assertions, lack of evidence renders any underlying substance for such assertions so improbable that maintaining them is perverse. But just in the highly improbable case that theological assertions are substantive, they are exactly what one would expect if your favorite god were losing a cosmic war or a local battle. For example, last night Mot wrenched Massachusetts from the hands of Baal.
[Note for those who worry about insensitivity, inappropriateness, or historical error: this post is about polytheism. The almost unimaginable human disaster in Haiti holds no comparison with a mere political debacle in Massachusetts.]