Friday, 25 March 2011

Semitic Sky God Married and Divorced

God's ex

Biblical scholarship has slowly been chipping away at the idea of the all-powerful and absolute Jehovah, beloved of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. As it turns out, he was just a normal little pagan god who, for various historical reasons, got blown out of all proportion.


The latest blow to the cult of the "Almighty" comes from a three-part documentary series by Francesca Stavrakopoulou, a senior lecturer in the department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, which reveals evidence showing that the first version of the Semitic Sky God, the Jewish god Yahweh, was actually paired with, or 'married' to, a fertility goddess called Asherah, known across the ancient Near East by various other names, such as Astarte and Ishtar.

This means that the Semitic Sky God is not the all-encompassing, universal, unchanging, eternal, and absolute deity that his followers have made him out to be, but actually a very specific, local god, whose marital status hasn't even been stable.

The blame for the divorce seems to lie on the heads of the Jewish rabbis who decided that Asherah was 'too much woman' for either them or Yahweh to handle, and accordingly started to write her out of Judaism thousands of years ago.

Fair-minded people might think it is high time the Semitic Sky God faced up to his responsibilities and paid a proper alimony to his ex out of the enormous proceeds of the three major religions now based on him?

More details of Stavrakopoulou's work can be found in this article from Discovery News.

3 comments:

  1. All ze zhoos should BURN! BURN! BURN!

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  2. I apologize for my behavior in the previous comment. I was drunk off of some Jew-wine.

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  3. the picture used here is of Lilith , Asherah is more simple without legs just a pole with a womans head and her arms holding her breats .

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