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The theory of a common sky father is rejected by most archaeologists and anthropologists as an explanation of early European religious life.
The archaeological record does not indicate that Indo-European languages spread throughout their area in Europe and Asia by military conquest alone.
Many non-Indo-European cultures also have male-dominated pantheons, without being conquered or bent on conquest.
There is no direct historical correlation between the worship of goddesses and the social status of women ; nor is there a great deal of evidence that the worship of female deities is associated with agriculture, or that male gods accompany nomadism.
There are no reasons to believe that the Indo-Europeans practiced a religion that was more male-dominated, patriarchal, or wont to promote male gods at the expense of goddesses, than any other polytheistic religion.