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Christianity, as taught by the Catholic Church, would have you listen to their words, believe the Pope is God’s surrogate on earth (male only, of course, the gender driven by “his” genitals), and never question what he says. Could there ever be a female pope? No, because that would be to recognize the Sacred Feminine. Yet the tea partiers are led by a woman – Sarah Palin. Has she set herself up as the Sophia, the feminine side of Jesus? Does she, and through her, the followers of the movement, then set themselves up as equal to Jesus? Ironically, then, if one considers him/herself as equal to Jesus, then s/he is only providing further belief in Jesus as a human man, not divine. But then they would all have to accept that Jesus had a feminine side, as well, which would go against everything they believe, and preach, and that could make some of them very schizophrenic.
I think that this schizophrenia is what drives the tea party to politic for more men than women. Perhaps these women tea partiers understand the power that women have, but want to cater to the male vanities, thus trying to portray themselves as being servile to the male.
And maybe this is why there is so much violence between men and women. Until men and women can come to term with the fact that they are equal, the violence will continue, and get worse.
This might partially explain women like me, who eschew marriage, but produce children outside of marriage. Or become adoptive single parents if they don’t want to deal with the whole “sex” thing. Funny how one is considered sinful, and the other praise-worthy.
To my readers who are interested in following up on my recent blog about the Priory of Sion, I will provide a list of books and their authors on Tuesday of next week, May 29, as Monday is a government holiday and I will have no access to the computer.
Carol Stepp, Austin, TX