What is supposed to be so special about monotheism, anyway? Why would it matter, if it would, that there is one god, rather than two, or two million

MONOTHEISM VS POLYTHEISM — FOR THE THEORETICALLY MINDED

All of the religions in the Abrahamic tradition profess monotheism strongly. Indeed, monotheism is such a familiar and foundational aspect of that tradition that it is easy to forget how relatively recent and unusual it is. Even more important, it is hard for people to appreciate the very familiar. What is supposed to be so special about monotheism, anyway? Why would it matter, if it would, that there is one god, rather than two, or two million? (This is a question about “significance” and can’t be answered by saying “its significance is that its’ true.)