Canaanite (or Hebrew?) Idol.

March 25, 2011

will the feminists ever shut the hell up?

When the Israelite women baked cakes for the Queen of Heaven (mother of the gods) the image was easier to produce in bread dough:

The original bread of life. Hebrew and Canaanite women molded loaves of this figure which were blessed and ritually eaten, the precursor of the communion wafer (sun god image). Her idols were found under every green tree, were carved from living trees, or erected as poles or pillars beside roadside altars. Crude clay images of her as tree of life later evolved into the more refined Syrian Artemis. Ancient sexual rites (dismissed to this day by male scholars as cult prostitution) associated with worship of Asherah insured that matrilineal descent patterns, with their partnership rather than dominant values, would continue. Hebrew priestly iconoclasts finally uprooted Asherah, supplanting matrifocal culture with patriarchy. via piney.com

Reported:

Some scholars say early versions of the Bible featured Asherah, a powerful fertility goddess who may have been God’s wife. Research by Francesca Stavrakopoulou, a senior lecturer in the department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, unearthed clues to her identity, but good luck finding mention of her in the Bible. If Stavrakopoulou is right, heavy-handed male editors of the text all but removed her from the sacred book.
What remains of God’s purported other half are clues in ancient texts, amulets and figurines unearthed primarily in an ancient Canaanite coastal city, now in modern-day Syria. Inscriptions on pottery found in the Sinai desert also show Yahweh and Asherah were worshipped as a pair, and a passage in the Book of Kings mentions the goddess as being housed in the temple of Yahweh.
J. Edward Wright, president of The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and The Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, backs Stavrakopoulou’s findings, saying several Hebrew inscriptions mention “Yahweh and his Asherah.” He adds Asherah was not entirely edited out of the Bible by its male editors.
“Traces of her remain, and based on those traces… we can reconstruct her role in the religions of the Southern Levant,” he told Discovery News.
…Aaron Brody, director of the Bade Museum and an associate professor of Bible and archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion, says the ancient Israelites were polytheists, with only a “small majority” worshipping God alone. He says it was the exiling of an elite community within Judea and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 586 B.C that lead to a more “universal vision of strict monotheism.”

Well, as for Biblical references, we do have these
וַיָּקֶם מִזְבְּחֹת לַבַּעַל, וַיַּעַשׂ אֲשֵׁרָה כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אַחְאָב מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ לְכָל-צְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם, וַיַּעֲבֹד אֹתָם.
and he reared up altars for Baal, and made an Asherah, as did Ahab king of Israel,
2 King 21:3
וְהִנֵּה נֻתַּץ מִזְבַּח הַבַּעַל, וְהָאֲשֵׁרָה אֲשֶׁר-עָלָיו כֹּרָתָה
the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah was cut down that was by it
Judge 6:28
But the Torah has this:
לֹא-תִטַּע לְךָ אֲשֵׁרָה, כָּל-עֵץ:  אֵצֶל, מִזְבַּח יְ וָה אֱלֹהֶ-יךָ
Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee
Deuteronomy 16:21
(A Hebrew-language Wikipedia summary.  A larger one in English.)
Seems to me Asherah is very prominent and well-known in  the Bible.  So what’s the big deal?  Does one have to possess weird theories to be famous?

Violent Ancient Feminism Confronting the Hebrew

I was reading some interesting things about Ba’al. the Assyrian god was El… who is the creator god that some people believe Judaism turned into Elohim. El’s wife was Asherah. This character called Ba’al kept the god El in check by castrating him. These religions were deeply lunar, matriarchal and violent. Kind of a mother goddess Gloria Steinem religion before contemporary feminism. El is apparently some kind of Bull who is castrated. Ba’al acts within the control of Asherah who is a woman. Kind of like Hilary Clinton but worse.

Asherah: The Goddess of the Sea and wife of El. An important council to El with a minor association to fertility.

Ba’al was apparently a war god. the bible does not clarify this. he is not the big cheese. kind of funny that the Hebrew word for “Master” comes from Ba’al. like Ba’al Shem Tov…. meaning “Master of the Good Word”

but it is interesting to me that the creator god gets castrated by the “Master”. it would seem that women had a lot of power in this theology.



Study: Tilting Your Head Can Make You Hotter – translation… don’t show interest

February 18, 2011
PhotobucketNew research shows that how we tilt our head can play a big role in how attractive we are to the opposite sex. The study, published in the latest issue of Evolutionary Psychology tested whether the angle people viewed each other from was a factor in determining masculinity, femininity and attractiveness. Men, usually taller than women, view a woman’s face from above, and women view men’s faces from below. The research found that female faces are judged to be more feminine and attractive when tilted forwards – slightly tipping their chins down – and less feminine when tilted backwards. The opposite was true for men.

essentially if you actually look at what you want then you won’t get it.


Man Repellent

December 18, 2010
LeandreMedine

That’s Leandre Medine (discussed previously).
Frankly, I don’t think she’s trying too hard, and
the fashionistas love her.

when I f#(% her she won’t be wearing any clothes anyway.
not even a Burqa would deter me. 

just saying


Affirmative Action Strikes Again

October 3, 2010

60% of college grads and grad school programs like law degrees are occupied by women. I don’t have a problem with this, but it is a little unfair to ask for affirmative action. We idolize Asia’s strong educational ethos, but seem to fear Asia’s strong cultural patriarchal view of the family. strong traditional Jewish values were patriarchal too. I’m not saying that we should turn the world upside down for anyone, but the gender revolution and our school’s ability to create innovators seem to be running parallel. women have strengths. their emotional quotient gets work in the modern world, why are we still doing this to men? Now feminist accusations that the stimulus discriminated against women because its jobs would go mostly to men. they have no sympathy with the fact that men were victims of most of the lost jobs because the majority of manufacturing and construction jobs are men’s jobs. The segments of our economy dominated by women: social services, education, health, childcare and welfare have actually gained jobs during this recession. The feminists demanded half the stimulus jobs be given to women. The feminists conspired to achieve this by pushing the stimulus funds into jobs where women predominate and by moving at least one third of the spending in manufacturing and construction industries to training women for men’s jobs.

porn is what is considered obscene. you can have willing porn. don’t believe the 70s and Gloria Steinem. all those experiments were lacking the proper axioms for truth. I’ve read the book by David copp and Susan Wendell. they aren’t objective stats at all. did you read the post feminist article in the NYTimes last month. pretty much throws all those lies out. most of the stats that claim the mental distress from porn is based on the idea that it causes pain in both genders. that is a lie. it is relaxing to many. it causes a loss of status for women… but soap operas do the same to men. the final finding from those Copp/Wendell studies were based on levels of aggression towards women. it also claims that women also feel aggressive to other women from watching porn. but what it fails to mention is the cause of the female aggression is different then the cause of male. men might be more likely to be dominant after watching a display of this… but the aggression that women feel is their vanity busted. it is true that viewing domination causes the audience to be dominant, but it is also true that to not be appreciated for your traits causes feelings of anger. should I not appreciate a women’s beauty? because of this androgyny causes negative violence. masculine domination on the other hand can be liberating for heterosexuals


Affirmative Action Strikes Again

July 8, 2009

60% of college grads and grad school programs like law degrees are occupied by women. I don’t have a problem with this, but it is a little unfair to ask for affirmative action. We idolize Asia’s strong educational ethos, but seem to fear Asia’s strong cultural patriarchal view of the family. strong traditional Jewish values were patriarchal too. I’m not saying that we should turn the world upside down for anyone, but the gender revolution and our school’s ability to create innovators seem to be running parallel. women have strengths. their emotional quotient gets work in the modern world, why are we still doing this to men? Now feminist accusations that the stimulus discriminated against women because its jobs would go mostly to men. they have no sympathy with the fact that men were victims of most of the lost jobs because the majority of manufacturing and construction jobs are men’s jobs. The segments of our economy dominated by women: social services, education, health, childcare and welfare have actually gained jobs during this recession. The feminists demanded half the stimulus jobs be given to women. The feminists conspired to achieve this by pushing the stimulus funds into jobs where women predominate and by moving at least one third of the spending in manufacturing and construction industries to training women for men’s jobs.


Mexican Hookers

May 10, 2009















Click here for another lovely Mexican experience where I almost got killed

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Women’s Rugby

April 12, 2009