Originally posted by muzzleflash
I find it bizarre that people personify the Earth.
So let me get this straight, I am suppose to believe that a huge rock is feminine, despite it's clear neutral qualities, and then I am suppose to
believe that this neutral rock can "scream", and cause asteroids to leave their current orbits and just head straight for Earth?
And somehow this meteor shower will "cleanse" the Earth?
So mass destruction/death = Good?
Sounds pretty pessimistic to me.
And highly unrealistic.
Oh, and incredibly sexist as well. Claiming that women are the only ones who know "the path", and that they were suppressed because they told men
they were straying from it?
Look I have no problem criticizing Christians or Islam for it's prejudice and judgmental errors.
So I will also have no problem criticizing these superstitions either. That's what they are after all...mere superstitions based on prejudice...
Lol,Dammit Muzzleflash,there you go thinking critically and ruining all the feel-goodness we had going! Ah well,no harm in people believing something
that makes them feel good I guess, we all do it in some regard. Still ,I`m always amused by the vagueness of any `prophecy` be it native or
otherwise,and the sweeping gen erlisation used. Makes it very easy for people to say " oh yeah,I totally see that happening!",thus making the
prophecy seem true.
I think most religion is a crock,and I'll lump in the vast majority of prophecy in there too. If someone is truly a prophet, come right out and say
what will happen,to whom,when,why, and what can be done about that. If you can't do that, your making an edjucated guess,same as anyone else.
Have women been oppressed and held down?Absolutely! Is it beneficial to the world to have men and women be seen as equal? I believe it is. Observing
nature, you see things need balance to thrive. This includes a balance of masculine and feminine. Women aren't special. Men aren't special. We are
what we decide to be, good or bad. Being born to a certain race,gender or whatever does not make you special.You have to get out there and do
something, make a difference,help people and the world to be a better place, then maybe you have a right to feel special.
For a long time,men felt special simply because they were born men,and felt that this gave them special rights. Same with the nobility,they felt that
they were special simply by birth.Any fool can see this is false. We are all equally important,and equally necessary on this earth. Maybe we'd be
better off not putting so much emphasis on differences,labelling everything as masculine and feminine.
If we all just use common sense,and look around us at the world and how it works, we don't need prophecy and religion to"guide" us or make us feel
special. I realize that's never happened yet, on a large scale anyway, but hopefully some day.