Gods & Gals

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Mary Mother
Yes, we need female goddesses, yes, we’vc been oppressed by male deities, but how we’ve gone about correcting it is all wrong. Forget Eve, forget Mary; all we need is Ingrid Bergman. And her daughter, Isabella Rossellini.

I’m just watching The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, 1958. That’s enough to settle the matter in my book.
And a month to two back I obsessed over Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno. There were moments when she looked like her Mom! Right there! What a virtue.

Bible Soap: OT Gals

It’s been Easter Week, now it’s Easter day, and I seem to be on a Hollywood Bible kick: The Story of Ruth, The Book of Esther … gospels, disciples … Peter, John. Following a revisit to The Robe, following a binge a couple of years ago, with the Book of Daniel

The Jews’ religion is so damned male: where did all these women suddenly come from? Ruth, Naomi? The OT has parallels: and the NT: this, that, and the other Mary. Out of the blue.
I also love the Jews searching for legitimacy and then going way out of their way to avoid it: niggling this, that, and the other law. Suddenly Jesus, descended from David, is a Moabite!

Sarah, Jacob & Esau … Men make the law, say it’s from God, then women remake the law, revise it, subvert it. God seems to like to be tricked: by women! His mother disguises Jacob as Esau: blind old men, rule by deception. If the Jews can inherit the universe by trickery, well so much the better.

first drafted 2016 03 23: 2016 03 26 The Book of Esther is up right now. wikipedia says that Esther is the only OT book that does not mention God specifically; but the movie script mentions God and a series of synonyms. (Indeed God is even given a speaking role!) Note that the same actor, Robert Miano, plays Mordecai as played Daniel: and a slew of other OT figures. Weekend amateur films.

Gibberish, revision will help: some other time.

Scholarship

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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