Please don't quote the Bible to me when it clearly states something that simple and then try to put such a ridiculous spin on it! I don't mean to be so rude, but I have never seen such blatant blindness on something which is written as simply and plainly as this!!!
Uhh... you're not being rude, you're being stupid. The meaning of the text is clear: the "gods" (or "divine beings") are being called gods or divine beings ironically
. The Judges are called
"gods," because they were appointed to act in God's name, but they are acting
like feminine hygiene products: defending the unjust, showing partiality to the wicked, and so on.
You seem fairly Biblically literate so it is extremely surprising to me that you demonstrate such total unfamiliarity with the content of the Book of Judges. The Judges were, by and large, utter failures at their appointed task, and with just a small handful of exceptions they all met violent deaths because of their cruelty and wickedness.
As for John, some additional context is crucial:
John the Evangelist wrote:
30 "I and the Father are one.”
31 Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, 32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”
33 “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”
34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”’? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside — 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? 37 Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
Mormonism is blasphemous is that it attributes properties--namely, being divine--that properly only belong to Jesus/God, to ordinary human beings. Jesus is not
saying here that everyone is 'gods.' Jesus is saying that He
is God, or more precisely that "the Father is in [Him] and [He] in the Father." That is totally fine to say about Jesus, but it is utterly wrong and blasphemous to say about ordinary human beings, and to claim otherwise is to contradict both the Hebrew and the Christian Bibles.
Just to be clear, I have no problem with the claim that people can become mundane 'gods' or powerful local protector-spirits; they are an important class of beings in Buddhist cosmology, and Buddhist teaching openly acknowledges that certain kinds of meditative states lead directly to rebirth in one of the many, many different 'god' realms. What I have a problem with is calling this Jewish or Christian, because it is not
Jewish or Christian, it is pagan as pagan comes. More broadly, the problem I have with this is that it is not a supreme result, but will only lead to more suffering; true, transcendent enlightenment(/accession into the Kingdom of Heaven) requires the total abandonment of the ego. Mormonism, as a deviant variant of Masonic occultism, is essentially a path for validating and building up your ego, and is therefore a type of Satanism, the opposite of what Jesus Christ taught.