Lately I have been thinking about the strange war against the power of woman that has been going on since the beginning of time it seems. I look back at all the religious stuff I have been taught in my life, starting with Adam and Eve. How Eve was tempted by the serpent in the garden and ate of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. How she subsequently seduced Adam into eating the fruit as well. Then was pretty much cursed for all eternity because of it. She was cursed with painful childbirth and she was cursed with a subservient position to that of her male counterpart.
“ Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”
I have so many issues with the text of the Christian Bible and the portrayal of the Jewish God. I have read and read and I just can not seem to justify what I read with what I feel in my own spirit. Why would an all knowing all powerful God create a being and then curse that being for behaving how it was created? It makes no sense.
If God wanted a creation that was happy with things always being the same he could have just left Male in the garden alone. It was God that decided Female was needed. Woman the intuitive, creative, naturally inquisitive, always seeking growth, life,truth and more female spirit was needed in order for Gods plan to progress.
It feels to me that there is a conspiracy against the female power and has been from the beginning. It seems to me that this has more to do with Man than it has to do with God.
Men , generally speaking, at least from my experience, do not like change. They like order and control and status quo, predictability. Some enjoy physical and mental challenges but all within the realm of control. They can navigate jungles and climb mountains but the world be damned if you rearrange the living room furniture!
So what if Adam just got pissed off because Eve came into the garden and just started changing things. What if she began planting hedge rows, organizing plants into gardens, trimming trees collecting seeds in what Adam considered to be “His” garden? What if Adam didnt like sharing the control with his female counterpart and so decided that he needed to teach her a lesson and beat her down before he lost his perceived control. What if he abused Eve and made her believe that she was less of a human than he was simply because he was physically stronger? What if he then perpetuated belief system by teaching his sons and daughters of their “places” as male and female?
What if it is all one big lie to keep the masses in control and women from walking in their true and God given power upon the Earth.