Sunday, July 29, 2007


“The mistake began when God was created in a male image…. That makes life so perverted and death so unnatural. We should have imagined life as created in the birth-pain of God the Mother. Then we would understand why we, Her children, have inherited pain, for we would know that our life’s rhythm beats from Her great heart, torn with the agony of love and birth. And we would feel that death meant reunion with Her, a passing back into Her substance, blood of Her blood again, peace of Her peace! Now wouldn’t that be more logical and satisfying than having God a male whose chest thunders with egotism and is too hard for tired heads and thoroughly comfortless?” (From Eugene O’Neill's Strange Interlude).

Friday, July 27, 2007


New article out today in The New Yorker on bonobos:

Who could have imagined a close relative of ours in which female alliances intimidate males, sexual behavior is as rich as ours, different groups do not fight but mingle, mothers take on a central role, and the greatest intellectual achievement is not tool use but sensitivity to others?”
Thnx to tintinian for the foto

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A DUDE LIKE Braveheart

What choice do mamas have these days?

Here’s the liberal Christian approach:

“Now Junior, we want you to grow up to be just like God. Just don’t be jealous like him. Or petty. Or unjust. Or unforgiving like he is. Or a control freak. Or vindictive or bloodthirsty like he is.

"Or an ethnic cleanser. Or misogynistic, homophobic, racist, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic or capriciously malevolent. Otherwise, just follow his every lead.”

And here’s the fundamentalist approach:

“Look, junior. There’s God with his white beard. He’s a warrior dude like Braveheart. The Bible tells us so in Exodus 15:3: “The Lord is a warrior, the Lord is his name.” If you’re stubborn, Junie, or work on Sundays God says you should be electrocuted (well he said “stoned,” but we’re not that primitive anymore) (Deut. 21: 18-21; Exodus 35:2).

"Some people call him Jehovah, but it says right in the Bible that his real name is Jealous (“…the Lord whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” Exodus 34:14). So be just like him, Junie: a jealous warrior dude who electrocutes people for sneezing.”

[Does this sound like a president you know?]
Thnx to zeynep'arkok for the foto

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


When I visited her last month in the Midwest, my friend Kathy gave me a soda-cracker size radio ya hook on your belt and plug in your ears.

Even though my treadmill fuzzes up my other radios, it doesn’t this one, and as I treaded this morning, I heard an aching male voice belt out a powerful tune with this refrain:

“I wanna yearn for you,

“I wanna buuuurn ….

“With passion all over you,

“And only you.”
Coulda knocked me over with a toothpick when I discovered I was listening to a Christian music channel. This dude was singing not to a person, but a god – no doubt Jumpin’ J. Jehovah, or his second, Jesus.

To my mind this brings up a bagga questions.

O Is this sex sublimation? Or not?

O Who listens to these songs? Dudes who can’t find live persons to get personal with?

O Do repeat listeners feel an actual sexual attraction to J.J. (or Jesus)?

O In fact, what is the relationship between spirituality and sexuality?

O Unlike Jumpin’ J., the Goddess expects and encourages us to enjoy all our senses -- to the fullest. So should we sing songs like this for Goddess?

O Why or why not?
thnx to Buck82 for the foto

Sunday, July 22, 2007


A few snippets from the saga of a Tennessee Church-of-Christ church:

…One Sunday morning, a church member noticed Mary had a black eye, and he saw something else he didn't like at a church supper.

Rudy Thomsen: Mary was just bubbling, just … just talking to everybody and grinning and cutting up and just having a big time. And then Matthew walked in, and it was like you had taken a switch and flipped it. And her head went down. Her hands came together. She walked around. Totally different than she had been just a second before.
Mary told the jury that in her marriage, abuse started within a few months.

Steve Farese: Tell the jury how he had been physical with you. Mary.

Mary Winkler: Pushed me down. Used his belt. Kick.

Mary testified Matthew spanked the children, and occasionally it got out of hand. She said his actions when Allie was a baby were particularly upsetting.

Mary Winkler: If she was crying and she -- it was time to go to bed. And he would suffocate her to get her -- go-- get quiet and go to sleep.

Steve Farese: What do you mean by suffocate her?

Mary Winkler: He'd pinch her nose and hold her mouth.

Steve Farese: And would -- would you let him do that to your child?

Mary Winkler: I just couldn't stop him.
Mary said she asked for a divorce, which is a taboo in the Church of Christ, and a career-wrecker for Matthew. He said no.

She told the jury she lived in constant fear.
Mary Winkler: He threatened me with a shotgun many times, putting it my face or waving it towards me. He told me if I ever talked backed to him that he would cut me into a million pieces.

And then her attorney showed the jury that shoes just like [ones Matthew forced Mary to wear] were found in pornography -- pornography on Matthew's computer.

It was a preacher's secret: hundreds of Web pages of porn. Mary testified Matthew forced her to look at porn and then forced her to have oral and anal sex.
Read the rest at

Mystified is what I am. Totally. Why would this story shock anyone? This is the land of Jehovah the bully-boy.

Right in the Bible bully-boy says women are evil. You know, Eve chowed down on that apple.

And right in the Bible J. says men are to “subdue” the earth and everything on it. The kid cried and the dude couldn’t sleep. The woman wouldn’t do what he said. What else could he do but cut off the kid’s air supply, and crawl deep into his bag of tricks to subdue the woman?
Fotos of (1) the shoes and wig Mary testified Matthew made her buy and wear during sex; (2) the Winkler family

Friday, July 20, 2007


A new book on Jesus has hit the streets: The Political Teachings of Jesus, by Tod Lindberg, June, 2007.

From a recent review in the Wall St. Journal:

“Mr. Lindberg deliberately presents Jesus' political teachings without any reference to his religious ones. This strategy may at first seem misguided; after all, Jesus regarded right conduct as a form of obedience to God. But Mr. Lindberg believes that Jesus' teachings deserve our attention whether or not they have the force of divine law. They offer, he says, a "coherent account of how to live in the world"....

“The revolutionary idea finds its most powerful expression in the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The familiarity and brevity of the Golden Rule sometimes obscure its radical implications. Unlike the Ten Commandments or various secular codes, it does not list a series of prohibited acts. Instead, it provides a way to think about how to behave toward one's fellow man.”

I like the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have other do unto you.” But I think Jesus stole it from the Mother Goddess’s Mother Rule, “Do unto others as you see healthy mothers do unto their children.”

The Mother Rule is better than the Golden Rule ‘cause you can see it in action. You can look around and see how healthy mothers treat their kiddies.
thnx to ej for the foto

Thursday, July 19, 2007


In the 19th century, cutsie-pie christian ministers tore into the hearts of little kids with stories like this:

’Of two little maids of sixteen, one cared only for dress, and went to a dancing school, and dared to disport in the park on Sunday instead of going to mass: that little maid stands now, and forever will stand, with bare feet upon a red-hot floor.

"The other walked through the streets at night, and did very wicked things; now she utters shrieks of agony in a burning oven. A very severe torment – immersion up to the neck in a boiling kettle – agitates a boy who kept bad company, and was too idle to go to mass, and a drunkard; avenging flames now issue from his ears….’” (Walker 1983: 389 quoting from Homer Smith, Man and His Gods, Boston: Little, Brown, 1952).

It’s hard to believe anyone in the ‘good old days’ ever chugged into adulthood with garbage like this thrown at them every week. And thrown at them I might add by dudes they were taught were crème-de-la-crème.

It’s so obvious the christian underground torture chamber was a political-control tool it’s kinda embarrassing even to bring it up. I mean, you should feel insulted I even think I have to.

Evidently approved even by the "Prince of Peace" himself, the old torture chamber was “perhaps the most sadistic fantasy ever conceived by the mind of man” (Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia 1983:387) and “though the possibility is seldom recognized, there are many indications that the Christian vision of hell in its sadistic horror was one of the leading causes of disillusionment with Christianity itself” (Walker 1983: 390).
thnx goes to milson for the foto

Thursday, July 05, 2007


Jared Diamond asks easy questions:

Japan’s population increased by an astonishing factor of 70 during [War-God] Yayoi times [300 BC to AD 300]: What caused that change?” (Go HERE, to Discover Magazine, for more of Diamond's article, titled "Japanese Roots").

The answer: The jump from Goddess to War God.

Goddess says it’s women who know when to make babies.

Before the Yayoi, the Goddess-loving Jomon took care of Japan for 10,000 years (See their goddess figurines below). For 10,000 years they never overpopulated those islands – not one inch or iota.

It took the Yayoi less than 700 years to get the islands crawling with human flesh.

Why? ‘Cause their nervous-ninny War-God constantly shrieked in their ears, “There’s never enough! There’s never enough!” [Search on this blog under "Starvation Culture" for more on this.]

So this Yayoi War-God dude, he turns women into breeding machines, brood bunnies bearing barnfuls of babies who become soldiers taught to steal stuff from the neighbors across the mountains. (Today this same dude whispers about stealing from the oil-rich in neighboring boroughs, counties or countries, or from those across the Big Pond).

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I almost have tears in my eyes from listening to MSNBC’s Keith Obermann spitting words at the TV screen about the way Prince Bumpkin – er… President Bush – “pardoned” his friend Mr. Scooter Libby.

You may not be familiar with the story of Mr. Scoot, but it’s a tale worth hearing, ‘cause it’s really about you and the fair land we live in. The land that just might come back and bite you in the tush (yes, even you, fair reader), if we don’t all pay attention to who’s trying to ruin – er, run us.

Ya see, it’s pretty obvious that Princy Bushhead – er… President Bush – said to ol’ Scoot, “Scoot,” he said, “If’n you go and lie to the law about the crime Dick the Chain and I committed, well, we’ll see you don’t ever go to prison for it.”

And that’s exactly what Primpo Bushman did – he took the sacred U.S. Presidential Pardon and scraped it thru the mud and pardoned ol’ Scoot for lying his head off in front of a big ol’ grand jury.

And here’s what Keith O. said that almost made me cry:

Mr. Bush, you have “ceased to be the president of the U.S.”

We have a winner in the worst-president-in-history contest.”

If Mr. Bush and Cheney were true patriots, they’d resign.”

Even Richard Nixon knew when to resign.”

Bush and Cheney are two men who are now perilous to our democracy.”

"It's July 4," said Keith. "We already decided in this nation we would not abide leaders who made up their own rules."

Finally someone on the TV screen (the mainstream srcreen no less) seeing what I’ve been seeing for the past seven years!

For small favors, Great Mother, thank you, thank you!