Brother AACOOLDRE : The God and the Goddess

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    But contemporary Jesus worshippers might be surprised, even outraged, to learn that one of their preeminent religious symbols antedated the Christian religion, and has its roots in pagan fertility awareness and sexuality. Barbara G. Walker writes in "The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects," that the acronym pertaining to Jesus Christ was a "rationale invented after the fact... Christians simply copied this pagan symbol along with many others." Ichthys was the offspring son of the ancient Sea goddess Atargatis, and was known in various mythic systems as Tirgata, Aphrodite, Pelagia or Delphine. The word also meant "womb" and "dolphin" in some tongues, and representations of this appeared in the depiction of mermaids. The fish also a central element in other stories, including the Goddess of Ephesus (who has a fish amulet covering her genital region), as well as the tale of the fish that swallowed the penis of Osiris, and was also considered a symbol of the vulva of Isis.

    Along with being a generative and reproductive spirit in mythology, the fish also has been identified in certain cultures with reincarnation and the life force. Sir James George Frazer noted in his work, "Adonis, Attis, Osiris: Studies in the History of Oriental Religion" (Part Four of his larger work, "The Golden Bough") that among one group in India, the fish was believed to house a deceased soul, and that as part of a fertility ritual specific fish is eaten in the belief that it will be reincarnated in a newborn child.

    Well before Christianity, the fish symbol was known as "the Great Mother," a pointed oval sign, the "vesica piscis" or Vessel of the Fish. "Fish" and "womb" were synonymous terms in ancient Greek,"delphos." Its link to fertility, birth, feminine sexuality and the natural force of women was acknowledged also by the Celts, as well as pagan cultures throughout northern Europe. Eleanor Gaddon traces a "Cult of the Fish Mother" as far back as the hunting and fishing people of the Danube River Basin in the sixth millennium B.C.E. Over fifty shrines have been found throughout the region which depict a fishlike deity, a female creature who "incorporates aspects of an egg, a fish and a woman which could have been a primeval creator or a mythical ancestress..." The "Great Goddess" was portrayed elsewhere with pendulous breasts, accentuated buttocks and a conspicuous vaginal orifice, the upright "vesica piscis" which Christians later adopted and rotated 90-degrees to serve as their symbol.

    So does this mean Jesus was female or male? Both They did call him a male Ram.Jesus is also "clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle"-Revelations 1:13 Now this makes Jesus a female that could get pap smear test from the cervix of a womanand a girdle is woman's undergarment for supporting the waist and hips.

    Now this would bring Jesus in class with abraham lincoln who slept with men in bed and wore woman's clothes to escape assasination. Now if a man wears female underwear like the former Mayor of New York did for gags and jokes does that make him gay? I think not
     
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    11 views and 0 replys? I think someone is scared of the TRUTH!
     
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    Very true brotha Aum. SCARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRED
     
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    It is an absolute shame how Christianity tends to completely deny the importance of feminity in spirituality. In fact, this religion demonizes it... Eve is the one that supposedly tempts Adam into eating the apple and consequently gets a harsher 'punishment' for her iniquity, man is the one made in God's image, the woman in man's image, women can't be the head of the church, and lastly women have to submit to their husbands. There are other really sexist things taught in the Christian religion, but I won't go into all that.

    Anyway, I agree that feminity is an important aspect in spirituality, something that many cultures with religions not based on Christian ideals acknowledge. Well, I should take that back... Catholicism acknowledges Mother Mary, which is commendable, but of course other Christians tend to criticize them for doing so.
     
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