Friday, July 29, 2005
Goddess HOLY WAR
In her comment about yesterday's post, Lisa asked: "I wonder how many centuries before us Goddess worshippers get so frustrated with 'patriarchy' that we become obsessive pseudo-Athena/Diana huntresses or something. What would a Goddess-worshipper holy war/crusade be like?"
Very interesting question!
I'll answer with more questions:
Would it be best to call such a conflict a holy war, a crusade, or a revolution? Or would that make any difference? (I'm reading Van Tyne's The Loyalists in the American Revolution....)
Could, should and would we get men to join us in battle?
What would happen if we didn't or couldn't interest men in joining our side? Could women win such a war alone?
Would such a war (or revolution) necessarily need to be violent, or could we win with something non-violent?
Could Ghandi teach us anything?
What if we were fairly certain we had only two choices: a Goddess Holy War, or the annihilation of the human species. Would kind of power and energy might that give us? Give others?
What if at least 50% of the world truly understood, on a deep-gut level, that before God the Father, during God-the-Mother times, we humans lacked war, violence, poverty, slavery, social divisions, hierarchy, hunger, and ennui -- all the stuff that's killing us now, and making life almost unbearable for many in our human global family. What kind of power might that realization give us? Give others?
Would, could and should this be a global war?
How could the internet be used?
I have no answers to any of these questions. Just throwing them out.
But Lisa -- great question. Thanks!
And thnx to obraprima for the fine foto