But God Forbid A Woman

     I am an unreformed ex-Catholic. I claim to straddle both propositions, Pro-Choice/Pro-Life with equanimity. I have no problem in honoring any woman’s right to choose to opt for a child. I merely argue equally for the right to choose an abortion.    
     Sadly, we are all too willing to accept the idea, if  a god at all, then it must be a male god. Like most of the people of this world, deep down, we believe that men are superior to women. The perverse degree to which this has gone to, is best illustrated by the Catholic dogma of the trinity. God can be a father, god can be a son, god can even be a ghost, but god forbid a woman. This sexist doggerel is institutionalized by most of the major religions.
      Don’t you think it remarkable that Mary, a female, and Christ’s mother was endowed with gifts no other human being was granted. Assuming arguendo, Catholic liturgy, Mary was: conceived immaculately (without original sin), conceived Christ without sexual intercourse, assumed into heaven body and soul, bears the title “Regina Caeli” (Queen of Heaven), and was, uniquely, spared the pain of death. Even Christ had to die!
     Why is it that Pope Dope, Bennie 16  (unlike Brigham Young) has not awakened and told of us of his dream. A dream that Mary came to him and said that it was time for women to be priests? It’s not because, as a man, he has one X chromosome and one broken X chromosome. It’s because as a man he feels himself superior to women. It never occurs to him to think otherwise. After all he is surrounded by men.
     This brainwashing extends tragically to women, as well. I recently heard a woman, a so-called Catholic “spokesperson,”  defending the notion that women are, as much as men, the pillars of the church. “After all, it is the women who are the ones who place the flowers around the altar”?
     Don’t be fooled for one moment, the anti-abortion argument is the smokescreen for a wider agenda. The fundalmentalist zealots plan to strip away every persons (male or female) reproductive freedom. If they could they would have government outlaw every form of birth control save “rhythm.” Ask any Catholic prelate to verify this.
     Until men and women abandon the culturally reinforced principle of male superiority, the longer it will be that we grope in the dark.