Monday, December 14, 2009

Random Thought: Mother Church, Father God?

Why is it that no one ever seems to have a problem with referring to the church in the feminine form?  Seriously.  People complain: "Oh God isn't Father! It is men who have made it thus! We can call God Mother, Being or Thing. If it pleases."  or "Ohhhhh the all male priesthood.  It is so degrading to women.  It is not equal.  When will the church finally give women their chance?"  Yet, I never hear anyone complain about Mother Church, the Bride of Christ.  I have yet to hear anyone say with gusto, "The Church is not Mother!  The Church is not Bride!  These are terms imposed by the men of old, the school men of the middle ages, who opposed all things feminine and sexual."  Hmmmm, I wonder why?

Moral of the story: if you are going to complain and attack something, at least be consistent with your logic (and logical too).


Sarah said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH, its like I have always tried to verbalize it, but could not find the right words. May I put a link on my blog?

Paul Cat said...

Feel Free to Link away.

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