It's not a matter of absolutes. It's a pretty darned good /fact/ that polytheism is at the root of most, if not all religions. And it is wilful ignorance to deny it. No name calling there, I'm going to point out a demonstration when I see it. Equally I could say that your accusing me of speaking in absolutes is "name-calling", but that's silly.
So, for you there is no conflict in saying that you’re not speaking in absolutes, while at the same time going on to say that what you’re saying is a /fact/, and everyone who doesn’t believe like you is ignorant. Okay.
I would like to know, however, what you're basing your own views on? Even on the outside chance that Judaism started somehow monotheistically, it's most certainly been influenced by polytheism, in both its terminology and many of its stories. The story of Esther for instance, was almost certainly Babylonian.
I’ll repeat again: you yourself have said that there is debate about this issue, even though you are quick to dismiss those who disagree as biased! Even my secular religion professors in university were not as dogmatic about this as you are being. You are claiming that it is fact, and yes, it is the prominent secular theory, but do you have a source that also is so bold to call it a fact? I am not getting into a debate about whether Judaism has polytheistic roots or not. My contention is with your claim that it’s a “proven” issue.