Monday, December 19, 2005


Well, I've done it now. Do you think this might be an offensive comment to leave on a Christian blog?


"Here’s an eye-opener book for you: James DeMeo’s Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex Repression, Warfare and Social Violence in the Deserts of the Old World. DeMeo says gods came into existence when much of north Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia turned to desert. They (the new gods) were a response to severe deprivation and a consequent generalized mental illness. Along with the gods, responses included the “new” behaviors of child abuse, male-on-female abuse, sexual illness, war, and violence."
As I've noted in earlier posts on this blog, I'm really two different people. On the one hand there's Athana the Social Scientist. On the other, there's Athana the Goddess Devotee. As the Goddess Devotee, I'm supposed to be good and accept all other religions. But as Athana the Social Scientist (and lover of humans), I find it next to impossible to do that with the god religions!!!! Why? Because I feel they're lethal to my people, my lovely, beautiful human race!


rhondda said...

He did not get it. You should be offended by his straw man argument about his two year old daughter.What was that about? Because she is not sophisicated and mature, there could be no matriarchy?
If you think this this patronizing man is going to listen to facts and evidence, instead of his own internal logic, you are kidding yourself too. He has already decided the way the world is and will defend it to the cross. Poor sap.

Anne Johnson said...

Why are those areas deserts? Because they were deforested by greedy persons. The Bible speaks of the "tall cedars of Lebanon." Lebanon is a desert. Take away the trees, take away the soil.

The human race is all about sprinting.

"Mr. Applegate"

PS - I like your blog, but don't tell my boss.

Morgaine said...

I read that Iraq was forrested until relatively recent times and that they lost it because of excessive logging. You'd think people would learn, but they don't.

Athana said...

I think you're right on target, rhondda, he probably won't get it. But maybe it'll start something perking in his brain. And maybe someone else will come to his blog and read it, and it will start something perking in her brain.