Originally Posted by jonesboy
Depends on the Christian Tradition. The Greek Orthodox has some good stuff.
From St. Symeon The New Theologian
Yes, I agree it depends.
I was careful to say Many, and many christian ways I know.
Here in America we have many Christian traditions that evolved out
of the Catholic traditions and influences.
I would say that the Catholic church weaponized Christianity to
conquer and control peoples and tribes across Europe that Lived from
and with the land.They then continued that practice here.
In Europe you can read of the killing of female witches
as a way to rid groups of the feminine use of the powers and goodness of the earth/Mother.
Then subjugate through a Father like punishing God.
And making people dependent on the church as an intercessor instead of
people being able to speak/commune with Masculine Gods and Feminine Goddesses.