Friday, June 28, 2013

Insanity




“When the ideological systems and institutions of a nation no longer serve the needs of the people, it is incumbent on the people to redefine and restructure them.

Many Americans feel that there is a spiritual bankruptcy evident among all of the "white noise" and fundamentalism that currently pass for civic discourse.

Understandably, as the world moves into unprecedented environmental, economic and geopolitical upheaval, people turn to spiritual matters to ease their fears and provide them with a sense of unshakable purpose.

But one definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

A case can be made that our solely patriarchal ideas about the transcendent have been responsible for many of the ills currently facing our society. 

Perhaps what is needed is a reaffirmation of allegiance not to our nation's God, but to our nation's forgotten Goddess: Columbia, the Great Dove, the Maiden Martyr.”

~Andrew Gurevich, “In Goddess We Trust: America's Spiritual Crossroads”

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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