There has been and still is a strong tendency to see monotheism as a superior, refined, certainly a developed form of religion. This is unlikely to be true. The projection of a single individual as a causal force seems almost certainly the most unreflective explanation for the world, the least sensitive to the great variety of causal forces in the observed universe, where a plurality of material substances have a multiplicity of properties and even properties emergent on their further combination.

The projection of multiple persons into the deosphere, perhaps even an infinitude of such persons, as found in pantheism, is doubtless foolish – there is no need at all to personalize an of these facts – but at lest it is responsive to the evident plurality of the facts. Monotheism, bu contrast, is absurdly selfish, denying all evidence except the single fact of solipsistic consciousness, and seeing it reflected it in the universe is a grotesque act of self-worship, capped by the further delight that other adherents in a monotheistic religion seem to worship this reflection as devoutly as you do yourself. Everybody is deluded, but delightfully so. No wonder then that the co-religionists of monotheistic cults are bound so tightly together; their kind of faith gratifies the self as no other religion does.