Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Christians

Or Muslims, or Jewish, or Hindu. Unless, of course, you want your babies to grow up and die at 18. Think about it, moms. It’s Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah and Vishnu who are behind all the wars on the planet. They’re even known as “warrior gods”! They’re smart, though. They have their little ways. They’ve managed to convince the mothers of the world that they’re not who they really are.

But don’t you be fooled! If you let them, these guys will snap up your babies in a heartbeat and stuff ‘em into uniform. But don’t you let them. Here’s how: From the start, whisper in your baby’s ear that the warrior gods Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, and Vishnu are evil. Begin early. Whisper often. Everyday, in fact. A better deity for your baby is the Mother Goddess, who teaches us all to behave in the ways healthy Mothers do toward their babies. Teach your babies to love everyone in the world the way you love them, and maybe then they won’t have to die in a war.
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Anne Johnson said...

Male gods do cause a lot of war, but let's not forget such beauts as Mao and Stalin.

Athana said...

Anne, I would argue that Stalin grew up in, and lived his entire life in a male-god Christian society. With Mao, I think, you have more of a point, however. On the other hand, the state religions in China, too, are male-oriented (Buddha and Confucius, and only male religious practitioners, I believe -- no females).

Then too, it's interesting that both Mao and Stalin formed cults with themselves as god-like figures at the center:

“One of the reasons Mao is most remembered is the *Cult of Mao*, the personality cult that was created around him. Some argue that personality cults go against the basic ideas of Marxism. Stalin, however, circumvented this and began cultivating a cult of personality around himself and Lenin… Over the years, Mao's image became displayed everywhere: in every home, office and shop. His quotations were included in boldface or red type in even the most obscure writings.” (from Wiki)

Morgaine said...

It's all patriarchy - that male sense of entitlement that tells him that his ideas are so much better than yours that he can kill, enslave or torture you if you don't agree with him.