A quote from Tom Gilson at Thinking Christian:
“Atheists love to tell Christians we’re just about as atheistic as they are. We’re atheistic about millions of gods; they’re atheistic about millions plus one more.
Okay, it’s silly, but I’ll address it one more time. If God exists, then God is an atheist toward all gods but himself. Therefore with respect to all those gods, God is an atheist. Therefore God is just about as atheistic as atheists.
That’s where their logic goes. The mind reels.”
Yes. This is a good way to put it. It’s a testament to the Jews who were a jealous people with their jealous God. Their was no Jehovah-Ammon but there was a Jupiter-Ammon. Jehovah did not mingle with the other gods. He did not trade his crown for a seat the table of Olympus. And for that reason, owing to the jealousy of the Jews, we have our western world as it is. So much rode of the Jews keeping him separate.
It’s also a testament from the atheists that they have to specify they only go “one God further.” And it is as if with this one act, they wipe away the entire horizon. It shows how different God is to all the other gods. Jehovah did not believe in the other gods because they were shadows of the real thing, and a kind of foreshadowing of he who was to come. God does not fall under the classification of comparative religion for he does not differ in degree but in kind.
It was once said that all the gods and all the men and all the world were just the dream of Brahmin. This statement is illustrative of the difference between God and gods; for there is no more comparison between them than a man and the men who walk about in his dreams. If someone imagines that the difference is that some people have one God and others have a few more, he would do much better to return to Brahmin cosmology as Brahmin stirs from his sleep about stars, gods, and men; and his eyelids open like the dawn upon the death of all.