Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Goddess Rosary! Lord have mercy!



I invite you to check this out. It is creepy. They use a "Goddess rosary." They try to combine elements of radical feminism with the Christian faith. The name of the church is "Her Church." It is located in San Francisco and it is also known as Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Their site can be accessed at:

http://www.herchurch.org/.

Their video can be accessed at:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4639219646887101318&q=church&pr=goog-sl

7 Comments:

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Michael P. Borg said...

That is repulsive! The incarnated SOPHIA?!?!?! Christ is the incarnated WORD! I don't know what is more offensive - the goddess language, the hijacking of the name lutheran, or seeing a collar and stole on that woman!

 
At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Angela said...

I thought it was a joke!
This is not Lutheranism, a Christian rosary, or feminism.
I'm not Lutheran but I'm pretty sure Lutherans don't worship a goddess.

And Hail Goddess& Our mother, feminine God...etc isn't what the rosary's about either.

Feminism isn't making God a goddess. It doesn't have anything to do with equality. God isn't male or female.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger Daria de la Luna said...

I'm a student at a Methodist seminary, working toward my M.Div. I don't find what I saw of this church to be at all inappropriate or out of line with Church tradition. It seems that this church probably ministers to those who have been wounded by the exclusively male imagery used by too much of the Church even today. I find their reclaiming approach to be quite refreshing, frankly. Appending "dess" to God does not change God's nature. The Greek term "Sophia" has long been a term used by traditional Christians and its Hebrew counterpart, "Chokhmah", appears extensively in the book of Proverbs. The Christian tradition of referring to God in the feminine comes directly from the many female representations of God in the Bible. St. Julian of Norwich even referred to Jesus as "Jesus Our Mother" while St. Anselm, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, frequently referred to God as Mother. Do the research into Church history, look at the original Hebrew and Greek of the Bible and you will see God in the feminine all over the place!

 
At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear christian boneheads,
the mother gave birth to Jesus. the mother predates everything. if you all would be tolerant and honor women, you wouldn't be so outraged at the truth being explored and honored. i feel very sorry for your narrowmindedness. may goddess help you all.

 
At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the deity is neither male nor female, why is it less honorable to use "Goddess" than "God" to identify that deity?

You seem more outraged that the folks in san francisco are seeking meaning in a new way, than being joyous that in an age of increasing skepticism, and secularism, they are, after all still seeking1

 
At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whether you patriarchal religious types like it or not, the goddess is alive and she is not going back into her shell. the truth is out. christianity is only the latest version of the ancient myth of the eternal return. what you hate will only come to destroy you - check your psychology. the shadow is your own fear. the goddess gave birth to everything - and a great many are recalling that truth. grow up!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Lolita said...

Your ignorance is astounding. The God of an old religion becomes the devil of the new. You should ALL be ashamed of yourselves, hate mongering bigots. I truly pity you. May the Goddess have mercy on your souls.

 

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