Think 19 (54):81-88 (2020)

Marc Champagne
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
It is usually thought that only one being can be all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving. Challenging this monotheist conviction, I propose a universe ruled by two deities: ‘day shift God’ oversees the events that occur while the sun is up, whereas ‘night shift God’ oversees the events that occur while the sun is down. I survey objections to this proposal and conclude that the real obstacle is not an argument, but an aesthetic preference.
Keywords Theism  Monotheism  Polytheism  God  Atheism
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DOI 10.1017/s1477175619000319
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