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Posted: June 1st. 2011 1:43:54 PM
Prose Hymn to the Goddess (Today)
Age Group: Adult
Prose Hymn to the Goddess (Today) - Julian III 2004 CE
(not to be confused with the Prose Hymn to the Mother of the Gods by the Emperor Julian II circa 362 CE)
All praise to the Goddess; the atheist cult of the Galilean is broken!
The sectarianism, which has been their strength for centuries, is out of fashion.
No longer can they get away with demonising our true Divinities.
No longer can they torture and murder those whom they call heretics, for it is now politically incorrect even to be impolite to a heretic; and it is actually illegal to discriminate against them.
This cult has successively lost control of the monarchy, the government, the civil service, the hospitals, of taxes and tithes. Alms have become the gift of the state; their buildings are in disrepair, and being sold off.
Their priests can no longer compete on equal terms, even with professional marriage and bereavement councilors, are at best ceremonial, at worst a liability, and seem to be responsible to no one.
This cult has historically had the temerity to thrust its self upon the population at large, with crusades, forced conversions, forced attendance at its festivals, and seizing one-tenth part of everyone’s income. Going to the ends of the earth in their ambition to destroy native traditions and self-esteem (and to make the natives wear clothes and adopt the missionary position) . Demonstrating a form of institutionalized sectarianism never before seen in the world.
The war against terrorism has brought home to us the inherent danger of any belief system that promises paradise; that patriarchal myth created to persuade warriors to die gloriously and even suicidally in battle, and latterly promising pie in the sky when you die, to keep the poor and hungry subservient, and content with their lot.
Coming face to face, at least on our television screens, with the Taleban regime in Afghanistan, will have brought home to many of us, the fact that, for most of the last sixteen hundred years this cult treated women no better.
In the face of the failure of these atheists, our western tradition, in search of the true religion, has turned to the egalitarian worship of science and of the here-and-now.
But have we not been here before? Surely there must be a feeling of déjà vu. Of course, our ancestors have worshiped science before (for science read nature) , and they have done so in a material world, with scant regard for an afterlife. Our ancestors would have recognised science, materialism, humanism and green politics.
They would also have recognised the systems of justice in the modern world as an extension of their natural justice in small inclusive groups, and their need to receive their portion in this life, not feeling that they had the option of receiving it in the next.
So, are we not back where we started, in the comforting arms of the Great Goddess, at once our Creatrix, our Benefactrix, and our Regenotrix, required to give justice to all in this world, as well as receive it, and to hurt none? Let our every action praise The Goddess, Our Mother, The Earth, in any of the many names by which She is known. May we again be Her obedient children as were our ancestors, may we live and love to Her glory. And may we never try to force our beliefs down the throats of the unbelievers, but give them also, the kindness, and the justice, we hope for ourselves.
Author's Notes: Whenever representitives of the local church, the Plymounth Brethern or the Moron Twins called at my front door in the hope of converting me, it was always in the middle of dinner, or my favourite T.V. programme. So I wrote my own "Religious Tract" to hand them in return for theirs, usually suggesting that they pass it on to their minister after they read it, "he would be sure to get a sermon or two out of it"!
It had a pretty poem on the back called "The Goddess in a Material World".
They soon stopped calling at my door!
Author's Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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