Poll : The Goddess
As a church, we believe that She exists, but that we can neither talk to her directly, nor discuss Her at length without running the risk of blasphemy. How does this sit with you? Does it make sense? Do you believe this is what She wants? If gender is truly essential, then wouldn’t it be logical for us as women to have an example of what we are to become?
Hinduism is brimming with goddesses and examples of feminine divinity. As archetypes of human experience, they serve not only to project various aspects of what we all perceive as reality (men need their feminine side represented too!), but also to give us someone to relate to on a higher level. God is all encompassing, but as limited as we are, can we relate to that wholeness? Or could we find more comfort in identifying with the pieces of the Divine that we may currently represent? Maiden, mother, wisdom or love, is it possible we are missing a value in the equation?