Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Biblical Archaeology: The Wife of God | BBC Documentary

The most painful loss would have been that of Asherah, the wife of God. Modern Monotheism in these religions are very masculine. But traces of the feminine divine remain. Asherah’s symbols took on new forms. The sacred tree of life gradually evolved into the menorah, a central feature of modern day Judaism. But perhaps the most conspicuous homage is within Christianity itself: Mary the Mother of God…

Monotheism brought with it a terrible consequence: God is exclusively male. And so to be male is to be like God. And this has colored attitudes towards women for centuries and centuries. In toppling the Goddess from heaven, monotheism disempowered women. ~Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou

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