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(The following is excerpted from Dr. Husfelt’s forthcoming book The Greatest Lie Ever Told - a Manifesto for a Religious Revolution and a New Consciousness) 

Patriarchal Organized Religion is afraid of sex. Or to put it in another perspective, they’re not only afraid of sex but afraid of the inherent power within the female sex. Taken a step further, they deny the Earth, a feminine symbology that is in opposition to their masculine Heaven. Furthermore, the earth symbolically represents our bodies.

What does this symbolic connection tell us? Could we assume that many people are disconnected from their bodies and uncomfortable with their body image? Organized religion has given us an abhorred view of reality, one of male dominance, earth denial and sexual fear. This combined with capitalistic greed has resulted in the destruction of the earth as well as females and males having unrealistic and unhealthy body images of themselves. This has resulted in dysfunctional behaviors and addictions such as eating disorders and inappropriate, unhealthy sex.

The church, the mosque and the temple have all relegated females and the earth to a status of lesser than in regards to the rules and authority of males—the mandate that is supposedly God-given. Under this mandate the ‘rape’ of the earth, over-seen by the Patriarchal Capitalistic Religious/Industrial Czars, is acceptable—all approved by their wrathful God of power and greed. What subconscious message does this mandate give to males?

Stop and think for a moment of the in-equality between males and females within the various organized religions. Where is the equality? If we look to the foundations of these religions, we discover the initial and primary in-equality: a Male God or a male image of the supreme Deity: “If truth does not exist for man, then neither can he ultimately distinguish between good and evil” – Pope Benedict XVI[i]

This is reinforced, consciously and sub-consciously, each and every time that the word ‘he’ and Mankind is used instead of Humanity, especially when it is used by the Pope. And now; think for a moment of the in-equality between the sexes that we can perceive within the various societies and cultures on the earth.

Words have power; can you now discern one of the root causes of the inequalities between the sexes? Even our word for heart is separate from our word for mind, whereas the Japanese and other cultures have one word that means heart as well as mind. In addition, the ancient Polynesians discovered long ago the power of the spoken and written word: “Aia ka mana i loko o ka hua’ōlelo. Ke alo o ke ola, kea lo o ka make. There is power within the word, the countenance of life and the countenance of death.”[ii]

Through their spoken and written words, their dogma and in the case of Christianity—its lies, organized religions have a deathly iron-grip on the heart and the minds of the majority of people. In the words of the Hawaiians, it’s the countenance of death and their hold is pure and simple; it’s called fear. Each one preaches love; but their dogma and doctrine is based on fear. Isn’t fear the opposite of love? And where there is fear there is no room for love.

Consciously and subconsciously, one of the fears that are preached is of the body: the flesh is a temptress and weak. But then, they hang over their followers heads, the greatest fear that is connected with our bodies—the fear of our physical death and its aftermath. This is the greatest loss that most people fear. And the ego does not like the potential or real loss of self.

Each religion preaches their personal dogmatic brand of salvation. But in Christianity’s case, fear and salvation are both one-pointed in their purpose: which is to fill the coffers of the ‘church.’ Add to this, Christianity’s concept of sin and what we have is a twisted reality of life ruled by fear and intimidation and not by love:

…. There was no word for “sin.” We had to invent one after we were told we were “sinful.”

 

This was a great difference between the Hawaiian beliefs and the beliefs of the foreign people who came to teach the Bible. They believed there was no river, no flow to life. It was a once or never trip. They meant well. They tried hard. They spoke love, they taught love, but they didn’t know love. They taught “thou shall not”—and they were angry with us all the time for having fun and for the laughter and joy in our lives. They were not allowed joy. Salvation came to them only through misery. The Hawaiian gods were far more kind, for they loved happiness and joy as much as they loved sun and rain. They loved bodies the way they were made, glistening with sweat or with water from the ocean. They saw what we were, and it was good. The foreign God wanted every man, woman and child covered up and hid from themselves and each other. He was ashamed of his children. This is what the missionaries believed. I am not sure they were always right.

 

Jesus was a lover. He taught love. All the stories they told about Him were about love. He taught the same things we taught our children; don’t kick unless you expect to be kicked back. Don’t say mean things for words hurt worse than stones. Love the old ones, love your parents, love your sisters and brothers, love the babies. The more love you give the more you will receive back into your life.[iii]



[i] Seattle Times, September 9, 2007, p. A21

[ii] MJ Harden, Voices of Wisdom, p. 139

[iii] Pali Lee and Koko Willis, Tales from the Night Rainbow, pp. 60 – 61


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