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The Lord vs the Goddess

Re-Imagining           March 8, 2017
First, I invite readers to learn about the Re-Imagining movement. 
On February 26, I was re-imagining at Mass while listening to the first reading—Isaiah 49: 15: Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! In the past, when I heard passages like this I thought, Lovely, God described in feminine terms! As I listened this time, I thought about the Greek myth I wrote about in the previous post. The myth has the Goddess Athena springing fully-formed from the head of Zeus, so that a male god usurps an exclusively feminine faculty. On the basis of this myth, the Greek dramatist Aeschylus justifies matricide (Scroll down to previous post for the story).
With this in mind, I thought to myself about the Isaiah passage:  It’s lovely, except that the Lord is speaking. No one imagines a female lord. The Judaeo/Christian Lord robs females of their power as Zeus does …

Myths about Mary