Friday, August 05, 2005
Marching to 2025
Below is a first, crude and highly simplistic attempt at a timeline for getting to a Goddess*Peace world by the year 2025. Note that I reserve the right to revise this timeline at any point in time (I will revise, however, in later posts, leaving this first timeline essentially unchanged). Warning: Some of the entries below may be a touch whimsical for your taste, so read at your own risk....
2005 -- [the current situation] Goddess religion is not known, has low membership, not taken seriously, almost no media presence, no national or international leaders speaking out, little sense of ourselves as a defined group, no sense of "solidarity." Women archaeologists afraid to speak out for fear of losing jobs. Subconsciously we adore war. The world's monotheistic God-the-Father countries are warring each other and threatening to wipe life off the planet.
2006 -- Rally American women around the threat to Roe v. Wade. Three-day work strike by all pro-choice women?
2007 -- Internet bloggers start an underground revolution among the mothers of the world, by telling them this: "Since Goddess equals peace and gods equal war, the way to keep your sons and daughters alive past age 18 is to teach them your old Goddess religions."
2008 -- A few of our leaders begin speaking prominently in national and international media outlets -- Possibilities: Riane Eisler; Carol Christ, Starhawk, Joan Marler, et al.
2010 -- Goddess Worshippers now have the beginnings of a media presence (Internet, radio, TV drama, TV talk shows, documentaries, 1-2 full-length feature films). Subjects to concentrate on: Gaia Hypothesis; the Goddess*Peace/gods*war connection, Goddess history.
2011 -- The first Goddess minister/priestess runs for political office; she wins a seat on Missouri State Senate.
2012 -- The first mystery novel appears with a Goddessite as the main character. It's title: Murder by Moonlight in Gaia's Grove.
2015 -- Groups of us begin doing Ghandi-like interventions at leadership meetings of the god peoples (starting with those easier to reach, i.e., UUs and Methodists versus Southern Baptists?).
2016 -- Goddessites have strong media presence, now.
2017 -- Several distinct Goddess "Sects" are now well known (probably several Wiccan, a few Druidic, others based on Carol Christ's brand of Goddess worship)
2018 -- First National Goddess Conferences held -- with strong media coverage.
2019 -- Across the planet, self-proclaimed Goddess worshippers now number in the millions.
2020 -- Lol, the first Goddess-themed soap operas air, across the world, in all countries: As Gaia Turns; Search for Inanna; Love of Isis; and All My Children: The Goddess Version
2021 -- Half the members of Congress are Goddessians (Goddessites? Goddessers?)
2022 -- History books cite the 2005 movie "Bewitched" as a crude but significant early event on the road to the rise of Goddess religion.
2023 -- A "Let's Start Over Pact" is signed by Israel and Palestine, since both countries now realize that their former animosities were initiated and fueled by their old, outmoded beliefs in warrior gods.
2024 -- Iraq, which is just now beginning to recover from the 2005 U.S. invasion, is the last Muslim country to replace Allah with The Goddess Inanna. (Hee)
2025 -- The Mother's Revolution begun by internet bloggers in 2007 is now 18 years old. Millions of babies born in 2007 were secretly taught Goddess religion (= peace), and all of them would refuse to fight in any war -- even if one were proposed, which it isn't, since Godfather religion is gone from the world. Ninety percent of the world either worships Goddess/es, or are atheist/agnostic.