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Cooking Up Gotterdamerung: Radical Feminist Worship Substitutes Self for God

Donna F. G. Hailson and Karelynne Gerber

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The benign claims that feminism wants to make Christianity more "inclusive" hides a radical agenda.

Feminists are cooking up Gotterdamerung. The feminist movement in Western culture is engaged in the slow execution of Christ and Yahweh ... God is going to change ... We women are going to bring an end to God ... We will change the world so much that He won't fit in anymore.

Thus opens Naomi Goldenberg's Changing of the Gods: Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions. In this bold manifesto, published in 1979, Goldenberg expresses the mood and views of many radical spiritual feminists,2 eco-feminists and liberationists. She charges that men created the God of Christianity in the image of a male authority figure, an omnipotent lawgiver and judge. This figure of fantasy, she avers, has legitimated patriarchal domination; generated scorn for the female body and supported the assertion that women are not made in the image of God and are thus inferior.

For the complete article go to the Voices of Orthodox Women (Working for Reformation in the Presbyterian Church -- USA) website.



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