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Originally posted by autowrench
I too am a Pagan, a Wiccan, and am proud to be one too. We are still oppressed to a point by Christians, who will quickly tell us we are going to their Hell for not being a Jesus follower. I often ask them where in their beliefs is God's Wife? They have this trinity, with Father, Son, and Holy ghost, which I am told is male, where is the female here?
Now I am a man, and I am sure that any man in this forum will agree with me that we have not the slightest idea what women are thinking, and how their minds work. Agreed? So tell me then, sure a male God could create a man, but who created the woman then? A woman gave me life, nurtured me, fed me, cared for me.I did not spring from the loins of a man. The GodHead is a polarity of male/female energy, not just male exclusively. I think we are seeing a return of Goddess worship in America, and all over the world. Kudos to the OP.
Originally posted by Pilot
Our culture encourages antagonism between the sexes, just as it does between the left and right, black and white, etc. I think people are starting to get it though and the reality is we need each other and we need to learn how to cooperate. But that is obvious.
Great topic OP S + F!
Originally posted by CrygSol
I belive women have a long way to go to be respected at any age.
Originally posted by Witness2008
"The Malleus Maleficarium" (The Witches Hammer). The later gives you a good sense of the Churches hatred for women.
I believe women were more highly thought of several centuries ago.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Do you consider Catholics to be Christian? They pray to Mother Mary. She plays a prominent role in their belief system. And yes, she is a woman.
Kali's fierce form is strewed with awesome symbols. Her black complexion symbolizes her all-embracing and transcendental nature. Says the Mahanirvana Tantra: "Just as all colors disappear in black, so all names and forms disappear in her". Her nudity is primeval, fundamental, and transparent like Nature — the earth, sea, and sky. Kali is free from the illusory covering, for she is beyond the all maya or "false consciousness." Kali's garland of fifty human heads that stands for the fifty letters in the Sanskrit alphabet, symbolizes infinite knowledge.
Her girdle of severed human hands signifies work and liberation from the cycle of karma. Her white teeth show her inner purity, and her red lolling tongue indicates her omnivorous nature — "her indiscriminate enjoyment of all the world's 'flavors'." Her sword is the destroyer of false consciousness and the eight bonds that bind us.