In a comment re: yesterday's post, paxton said:
"It's extremely important for little girls to know that their mothers and fathers absolutely adore them, and love them more than life. But when kids are revered instead of merely adored, I suspect that they would become spoiled, arrogant and bratty. Human-worship is not a healthy thing for the worshipers or the worshipee."
To which I reply,
paxton, you’ve painted a pretty picture of a giant difference between your war god Jehovah and our Great Mother Goddess.
Unlike your war gods Jehovah and Allah, the Goddess does not demand that we put Her on high, bow and scrape, and worship Her with our backsides in the air. We revere Her not because She demands it, but because She naturally draws reverence out of us. Your war gods, on the other hand, have to scream and holler to get you to "worship" them: "I AM A JEALOUS GOD! I WILL SEND 1000 PLAGUES AND 1000 HORDES OF LOCUSTS IF YOU DO NOT BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP ME!!!"
Now, some theAlogians believe women *are* the Mother Goddess. So it's only natural that we'd revere women -- and girls -- isn't it?
paxton, Goddess spirituality is not christianity with a female deity at the helm. It's an entirely different way of looking at existence.
Bless you, BTW, for returning here periodically to give us good grist for our thealogical meanderings.
thnx to the Susan Seddon Boulet Foundation for the foto (which comes from a foto of a copy I own). Although this could be a picture of the Great Mother Goddess holding any of us, Boulet meant it to show the Greek Goddess of the Moon, Selene, holding the mortal man Endymion.