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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Goddess Worship at Her Church

It seems some Christians really do worship the Virgin Mary as God. They enjoy praying the "goddess rosary." The members of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in San Francisco (go figure) meet at 8:00pm every Wednesday to pray to their goddess. Their prayer reads, "Hail goddess, full of grace…" Well, you get the idea.

There is radical feminism, and then there is this. I don't know where to begin, but the word "heresy" is at the front of my mind. A perusal of their website reveals their feminist agenda. This is just another sad example of Dan Brown style, feel-good spirituality which should not be confused with authentic Christianity.

Please do not take this post as a dig against the Lutheran church. I have several Lutheran friends all of whom, I'm sure, would be quick to disavow the practices of “her church.”

2 Comments:

  • Dude.

    Your opening line in this post says "...some Christians apparently worship the Virgin Mary as God."

    Actually, the theology of herchurch and their "Goddess Rosary" have nothing whatsoever to do with Mary. She is not even mentioned.

    herchurch's theology about the feminine aspect of God and Christ is confusing. The Christian feminists believe belief in - and worship of - God as "Mother" is absolutely necessary for a woman's self-esteem and well being. They argue that women have a psychological need to be able to "relate to" God, to "identify with" the One whom they worshipped. But how could a woman possibly identify with "God the Father"?

    This philosophy is wrongheaded. Christianity does not tell us to "identify with" God; it tells us to worship Him! We don't need to be able to "relate to" Him in order to adore Him; in fact we can't possibly identify with our Infinite Creator. He deserves our supreme worship; whether or not we can "relate to" Him is utterly irrelevant. The search for a deity one can "relate to" ends in worship of oneself....

    By Blogger Jerry, at Wednesday, April 05, 2006 2:07:00 PM  

  • I foolishly assumed "Hail Goddess full of grace" had something to do with Mary. Silly me. I didn't bother dig into their theology. Thanks for setting me straight.

    By Blogger Tom, at Wednesday, April 05, 2006 3:12:00 PM  

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