Moses and Pre-Monotheism
It reminds me of the wonderful novel, The Red Tent, which shows how un-natural (and patriarchal) monotheism must have seemed when it first appeared on the scene (especially compared to the more earthy, elemental spirituality of the women in the red tent).
I like Robert Alter's comment on the first part of Exodus 23:2, "You shall not follow the many for evil":
The last word here could also be rendered "harm." The most straightforward way to construe this verse is as an injunction to cling to one's own sense of what is right despite the temptation to follow popular opinion, including when popular opinion is bent on the perversion of justice.
Amen! We are called upon to stand in our truth, even when it's lonely to do so.