Saturday, August 14, 2010
--- Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels.
I am particularly intrigued with the idea of "the God of Israel" as divine husband or lover who is subordinate to a female goddess. Or at least equal. Maybe it's Lilith, Eve or even Mary. Maybe she doesn't want to rest on the 7th Day. She wants to keep going. Keep creating. They argue, they fight. She wins. In the Garden of Eden she continues to make the rules. He bows before her wisdom. I like it.