The three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam stand apart from the religions of other cultures in their adherence to monotheism. But when we look at the history of these religions, we find a pantheon full of deified figures not unlike the pantheons of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and more.
In the pantheons of other cultures, such as that of Greece, each figure on the pantheon is seen as a god in their own right:
In the Bible and the Koran, the key figures are called upon by God to be His mouthpiece. They are chosen by God, and it is through them that He acts upon history. For all intents and purposes, then, these chosen ones are deities. From the perspective of the ordinary mortal, they may well be called ‘gods.’
The fragmenting of monotheism into a pantheistic religion containing several dozen deities drawn from the scriptures may seem to be a degradation of these faiths to some, but it will provide a means to diffuse some of the seemingly irresolvable tensions currently threatening the safety of millions of people around the world.