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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Fundies and the Dangerous Sex

See Granny's post below, "More on the Fundies".

An in-depth study of the various Fundamentalist branches (or cults) is terrifying since their goal is to dominate American government - and they are gaining more and more power every day. Bush kow-tows to them, as do many of our elected representatives. Their aim is to make America a "Christian" nation (according to their beliefs and interpretation of the Scriptures) with an ultimate goal to make the entire world one nation under God ( as they perceive Him).

Their belief system is based upon returning to Old Testament Law, which is strict in the extreme. Not only is the husband to be complete Lord and Master of his household and the wife completely subservient to him, but some sins are to be punished most severely - as in death penalty. Abortion, homosexuality, adultry, pre-marital sex, rebelliousness sons can be sentenced to death. The stricter branches of the fundies call for execution by stoning to death, as in the Old Testament, with the entire community called upon to participate. Other transgressions may result in being sold into slavery. Some also call for Christians who do not accept their brand of Christianity to be executed, and also members of non-Christian religions. [ Well, there goes me and Granny to the stoning pit; Yellowdog Granny and Madcap Mum better head for the hills].

Since women are the dangerous sex, they must be put in their place. They have been allowed to get too uppity this past generation so are in need of strict control and chastising. How do you like them apples, Ladies?
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http://www.philhine.org.uk/art/sculpture_lilith.html

A terracotta relief from Sumer, circa 1950 B.C.

In Jewish Mythology Lilith was the first wife of Adam, she was beautiful and seductive. However, she refused to be subserviant to Adam but insisted on being on top during sex. Adam refused to grant her equality and she flew off to the Red Sea where she collected a family of demon children around her. God would not accept such rebellion and sent three angels to bring her back to Adam to be a good wife but she refused. She was a rebellious character, living her own life and staying true to herself, yet being defamed and demonized as a result. She is related to darkness but is not evil, rather is outside the concept of black and white, good and evil. She was said to steal men's semen via nocturnal emissions (succubus motif) in order to create a demon brood and of snatching away new-born babies - girls until the 21st day and boys until the 8th day of death were considered her prey. The 8th day is the day of circumcision for a boy in Jewish tradition.

Originally Lilith was considered to have devine character, she was considered a Shedim. Later on the Shedim were 'demonized', were demoted to the rank of demons or evil spirits. This process is a familiar one that occurs with the rise of a new religion, where 'older'gods are devalued and demonized. As Judeo-Christian religion perceives the feminine as dangerous, goddesses such as Lilith became sources of evil influence.

Lilith can be found in Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Caananite, Persian, Hebrew, Arabic and Teutonic mythology. She has the epithets 'Dame Donkey-Legs, Vixen Bogey, Blood Sucker, Woman of Harlotry, Alien Woman, Impure Female, End of all Flesh, End of Day, bruha, strega, Witch, hag, snatcher and enchantress'. Also serpent, donkey, owl, screeching night-jar, strix and the 'soul of every living creature that creepeth'. Lilith is very much equated with owls, she is a shape-shifter and can turn herself into a screech-owl.
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WA: So now you know why we women must be dominated, controlled and kept in the kitchen and bedroom. And in sexual congress, don't you dare try to assume the superior position; women may not be superior to men! [Gads! but Adam must have been an insecure dork!].

COMMENTS:
Blogger betmo said...

i would say god must be the insecure dork. adam- like any good rightie- followed his leader's lead. it is hypocritical for us to start shit with the middle eastern muslims when the jews and christians have similar belief patterns. why? because they all came from the same place. men are superior- huh! my husband wouldn't ever think of beating me or keeping me in my place. why? because he is a man. a real human being. these people disgust me beyond belief. i have absolutely nothing decent or good to say about religion- it is a control tool and the bad far outweighs any good- contrary to popular belief.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:53:00 AM

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Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Since women are the dangerous sex, they must be put in their place
I've never known exactly where that place was, so I always just hauled ass when I encountered a dangerous woman!:)

I think it must always be kept in mind, that Fundamentalists have kidnapped Christianity and are using it for a shield to justify their actions. Just because they say they are Christians is no reason for us to accept them as Christians. They are a CULT, always have been, and always will be.

If "heaven" contains such people, then I hope and pray with all my heart, that I'm headed straight for hell!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 9:05:00 AM

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Blogger peppylady said...

My posting is what I seen of wifes who total submit to there husbands.
I guess being high on religion and misbehaving won't land you in jail.
I'm thankful my hubby smokes a little pot and he isn't some wackoo fundie.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 9:29:00 AM

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Blogger fjb said...

Interesting how close the beliefs of the "fundies" seem to be to those of the, now who was that again.....oh yah, THE TALIBAN!

Prehistoric Neanderthals! I've only ever had to deal personally with one of these types, and guess what, I was his manager. I took great pleasure in firing his insecure, pathetic little ass for verbally threatening me when he beckoned the Lord strike me down! This jackass started spewing the same type of filth after I'd told him for the third time in two days to go out and do the maintenance on one of the tractors. I let him get to the point were he informed me that the end of mankind would be brought about by a woman. I then informed him that the end would come about for one man in particular if he didn't get out of my face and stop trying to physically intimidate me.

Peace,
Fiona

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 4:24:00 PM

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Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

Hello, Worried.
I read stuff like in the comments, and am thankful that I live in a small pocket of sanity. I know those people are out there, but I seem to be rather fortunate in avoiding them.

An excellent post.

Friday, June 08, 2007 6:38:00 PM

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5 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:53:00 AM , Blogger betmo said...

    i would say god must be the insecure dork. adam- like any good rightie- followed his leader's lead. it is hypocritical for us to start shit with the middle eastern muslims when the jews and christians have similar belief patterns. why? because they all came from the same place. men are superior- huh! my husband wouldn't ever think of beating me or keeping me in my place. why? because he is a man. a real human being. these people disgust me beyond belief. i have absolutely nothing decent or good to say about religion- it is a control tool and the bad far outweighs any good- contrary to popular belief.

     
  • At Wednesday, June 06, 2007 9:05:00 AM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    Since women are the dangerous sex, they must be put in their place
    I've never known exactly where that place was, so I always just hauled ass when I encountered a dangerous woman!:)

    I think it must always be kept in mind, that Fundamentalists have kidnapped Christianity and are using it for a shield to justify their actions. Just because they say they are Christians is no reason for us to accept them as Christians. They are a CULT, always have been, and always will be.

    If "heaven" contains such people, then I hope and pray with all my heart, that I'm headed straight for hell!!

     
  • At Wednesday, June 06, 2007 9:29:00 AM , Blogger peppylady said...

    My posting is what I seen of wifes who total submit to there husbands.
    I guess being high on religion and misbehaving won't land you in jail.
    I'm thankful my hubby smokes a little pot and he isn't some wackoo fundie.

     
  • At Wednesday, June 06, 2007 4:24:00 PM , Blogger fjb said...

    Interesting how close the beliefs of the "fundies" seem to be to those of the, now who was that again.....oh yah, THE TALIBAN!

    Prehistoric Neanderthals! I've only ever had to deal personally with one of these types, and guess what, I was his manager. I took great pleasure in firing his insecure, pathetic little ass for verbally threatening me when he beckoned the Lord strike me down! This jackass started spewing the same type of filth after I'd told him for the third time in two days to go out and do the maintenance on one of the tractors. I let him get to the point were he informed me that the end of mankind would be brought about by a woman. I then informed him that the end would come about for one man in particular if he didn't get out of my face and stop trying to physically intimidate me.

    Peace,
    Fiona

     
  • At Friday, June 08, 2007 6:38:00 PM , Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

    Hello, Worried.
    I read stuff like in the comments, and am thankful that I live in a small pocket of sanity. I know those people are out there, but I seem to be rather fortunate in avoiding them.

    An excellent post.

     

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