Sometimes I think that the hatred which a lot of WN and Pro-Male writers have for Christianity is justified.
The current dickless post-Colonial form of The Faith which we now must suffer through is certainly out of character with most of its history. If you look at the Thousand Year Regime of Orthodox Catholicism (both Western and Eastern) from, about 400 to 1500 and even beyond, this was not a faith for pussies and liberals. The Knights Templar were monks with swords, after all.
Nowadays we must endure Francis the Talking Pope* and the mewlings of the mitred capons and polyester nun-crones who rule the American church, all grovelling before foreign invaders...oh, sorry, refugee migrants with human rights under social justice...who will benefit their new countries just like termites in a log cabin. Yeah, I can see the point of the hatred. Nietzsche wasn't entirely wrong about it. Yesterday I was feeling it myself. And it included not only Church but State also.
Having been captivated even in grade school by the Greeks and the Romans, and later the Norsemen, and their gods, and having been softened up by Jung's vision of the archetypes in the collective unconscious of the human race**, I think I could cozy up --on days like yesterday-- to a revived form of polytheism for the West.
After a thousand and a half years of monotheism, and Christian monotheism at that, I don't think that pure polytheism is possible for Occidentals. Something more like Hinduism (which some White Nationalists claim as a paradigm of Aryan religion). You have a pantheon of gods and goddesses with all their stories and myths, including their avatars, and even a select inner circle, so to speak of the highest gods. But in the end, these are all manifestations of The One. You get the psychological robustness of polytheism and the intellectual respectability of monotheism in one religion.
If think about traditional popular Catholicism, the huge role of Mary and the saints suggests that archetypal polytheism never really died out in Europe until the Reformation, with its utterly humorless revival of King Josiah's logocentric and iconoclastic Yahwism. And in typical enantiodromic form, the Protestant churches are the ones who eventually collapsed into feminism.
Off the top of my pointy head, I think that a pantheon of twelve might serve, with seven male gods, five female goddesses. And a thirteenth god outside it, who would be Death. For the gods, you'd have, say, The Father --head of all the gods--, the Warrior, then two sets of twin brothers as The Hunter and the Farmer, and the ShamanHealer and the PoetSinger, then a god of trade and trickstering. You could have spirit servants (like angels, but not gauzy and frilly) and avatars and associated heroes. I think you could cover the archetypal bases pretty well. As for the goddesses, I am less apt, but again, with a subsidiary set of spirits, avatars and heroines, you could flesh out a real and non-feminist pantheon. Death would be neither male nor female. Or both.
And all of them would be the refracted colors of a single originating Godhead who creates the world (including us) for its prism. An interesting challenge would be how to situate the Thousand Years of monotheism in history, when the gods seemed vanquished by the stronger Christian God.
What kind of ethics would such a religion support? Well, it sure as hell wouldn't be a perfectionist universalist Liberalism based on deification of victims. Or some pussy kind of Wiccanism. It would be rooted in a particular people, as all polytheisms are.
Protestant accusations that Catholics are crypto-pagans do have some merit! Especially if their heads are as pointy as mine.
*Just in case some of my readers are too young to catch the insult, click here.
*James Hillman, a deracinated Jew and renegade Jungian, created a fascinating post-Jungian school of archetypal psychology which was frankly pro-polytheist but was also utterly captive to a shared Jungian Boomeronian Captivity to country club liberalism. Thomas Moore is the pre-eminent popularizer of this school. It was his book Care of the Soul that got me into the therapy business.