OK, believes “in” might be a stretch, but an atheist scholar does believe that the Judeo-Christian God may have been married . . .
That there were many gods (and goddesses) worshiped in ancient Israel is no surprise if you’ve read a bit of the Old Testament or are even familiar with the Ten Commandments. University of Exeter lecturer Francesca Stavrakopoulou, however, says that biblical and archeological evidence point to the Hebrew God being paired with a goddess who was worshiped in his temple in Jerusalem.
. . . Is this a fallacy to be dismissed, an oddity from history, or a threat to our monotheism? Or could it be an admission that religion evolves with our understanding of God and a good reason to stop calling YHWH “he”?