Goddess Worship

22 May

I read a really interesting article on goddess worship which features on Today’s Christian Woman website.  It’s by Susy Flory; you can read her blog here.

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6 Responses to “Goddess Worship”

  1. Heidi May 22, 2007 at 17:20 #

    This is interesting because I was looking up goddess worship last week after having a dream that the women in our church had taken to this practice….what the heck that means, I don’t know, maybe it means nothing, but it made me curious. I’ve often thought that in the church, women are just as capable/guilty of oppressing men as men are of women. We just do it in very different ways. Men are wonderful, women are wonderful, and we’re wonderful together when we are not threatened by the strengths in one another. It’s a shame that there seems to be a spiritual agenda to separate us from each other.

    Not sure my thoughts make sense, but it’s interesting to ponder!

  2. lynhallewell May 22, 2007 at 18:32 #

    Yes, your thoughts make sense Heidi. I think the verses from Galations, which are featured in the article, are important ones for the church today. Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

  3. calana May 23, 2007 at 02:17 #

    we’re actually studying galatians – last week this very scripture (gal 3:24-28) was read and discussed. coincidence?

    I also wanted to ask if you mind if I put your link on my blog? you say and use resources that could be helpful to some of my blog friends!

  4. lynhallewell May 23, 2007 at 10:57 #

    Of course you can Calana.

  5. Paul May 25, 2007 at 10:04 #

    there is a wider point of course which is how do we value women and their spirituality – how do we empower them. You could say that ‘Goddess’ is about women creating God in their image – embodying all the things you would like to be. Then again men have often been guilty about that – not least because of a faulty understanding of the trinity and prescrbing gender to God – the only male in the trinity is incarnate Christ, the Father [think relationship] and the Spirit are neither male nor female.

    In part that is what the passage refers to in Galatians – that just as within the trinity there is no inequality only mutual self giving so in Christ we are now connected to the tri-une God and therefore we have no grounds but for anything other than self giving service and mutal submisson…

  6. lynhallewell May 26, 2007 at 08:20 #

    Paul – From reading the article that was what a lot of the women were saying, they were trying to find a “feminine” God. Agree with your thoughts on Galations.

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