Polytheism, pantheism, and the ontological argument
R. HARWOOD a1 a1 Department of Philosophy, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA 30303–3083
I show that if the ontological argument is sound, it proves that a
number of maximally great beings must exist. I show that maximal greatness does
not imply uniqueness, that such beings can be omnipotent and yet not restrict each
other's power, and that each must have its own separate stream of consciousness. I
also show that attempts to unify the beings by unifying the streams of consciousness
leads to a form of pantheism.