God Has No Gender
Excerpts from Elizabeth’s equality speech, “God Has No Gender.”
From an Interview in The Table Read Magazine
During my world travels, I learned a lot about ancient religions that believed in Goddesses as well as Gods (dating back even earlier than 32,000 BCE!). I began to question the validity of the patriarchal religions of the last 2,000 years that barbarian patriarchal tribes originally invented, where they decided there should be only one God, and it’s MALE!
Knowing the intelligence of females to be equal to males when given the same education and opportunities, and observing the ongoing oppression of females in these religions which influence even non-religious societies, I began to be angered by the pervasive inequality and abuse that females worldwide have suffered ever since. I became aware that not everyone was as fortunate as I to travel, research, and get answers about what caused the denigration of females in ‘holy’ books, leading many men to feel they are entitled to control the planet, which causes violence, conflicts, and wars, because of the overload of the more aggressive hormone, testosterone.
I was compelled to write my main character, Elizabeth’s, equality speech, “God Has No Gender,” about the need for gender balance in power, in order to educate people, enlighten them and inspire them, in addition to entertaining them.
Below are excerpts from Elizabeth’s “God Has No Gender” speech:
“Jesus had women as companions, disciples, was generous with his time and attention toward them, preaching of a society where all are equal.”
“Why would the founding fathers of Christianity propagate denigration of the female of the human species, the gender that suffers the most to continue it – relegating her to be “subservient’ to her husband, when the man for whom they founded the Christian religion never preached or practiced such abominations?”
“There is not one word credited to be uttered by Jesus that his disciples, preachers, should be only males.”
“The earliest statues or figurines of deities unearthed in excavations are, female.”
Referring to Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and another to Timothy, which declare women should be kept silent, uneducated, and are lesser than men: “It is incomprehensible and atrocious that some men today, knowing the equal intelligence of women, still believe, preach, and practice, this diatribeous oppressive patriarchal nonsense!”
“Traces of Goddess worship were found in France – dating back about 32,000 years according to radio carbon tests.” “Abraham, the first prophet of the Hebrew-Christian God ,” (and from whom also stemmed Islam) “lived no earlier than 1,800 BCE.”
“Based on archaeological findings, she existed from the beginnings of human development, millenniums before the concept of the male God came in to play!”
There were more murmurings from the crowd but softer than before as Elizabeth picked up another sheet of paper, glanced at it, and continued, “Okay let’s take a look at this Goddess who had been around a lot longer than the present God has been.”
“The male God, which, unlike the Goddess, there is NO discovered evidence of its original existence, was forced upon the people.”
“Alright, Let’s take a look at why the Goddess was deliberately, systematically, destroyed, which, incidentally, helps to prove that ‘GOD HAS NO GENDER.’”