World Net Daily has an article up today titled Church: Out with George Washington, in with ‘Mother’ god. In it they note that one of the exclusively female pastors at Washington’s former church recently read a new and improved version of the Apostle’s Creed during worship. Click on the link to see the video, or you can see the text version from the author of the new creed, Sarah Moon:
I believe in God, our Mother Bear,
source of all being.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s wisdom made flesh,
along with Sophia, the church, and all that live in wisdom.
Born of the bad-ass womanist liberation theologian, Mary,
suffered under the systems of oppression of this world,
was crucified, died, and was buried,
forever joining in solidarity with those murdered by Empire.
On the third day, the women declared him risen;
signifying God’s “No” to oppression.
He points to God our Mother Bear,
who works in this world, calling for justice for the poor and oppressed.
I believe in Sophia Spirit,
Christ’s body, the church,
the communion of saints,
the grace to reject this world’s systems,
hope for justice in the future,
and renewed life everlasting. Amen.
This is something to keep in mind whenever someone offers the fact that (overt) feminist Chrsitians strongly disagree with them as proof that they are valiantly fighting against feminist corruption of Christianity. Merely teaching new age ideas like God commands husbands to be emotionally available, or God communicates his favor through your wife’s holy vagina is enough to seem like a radical anti-feminist when compared with the teachings of overt feminists. But the reference point for sound theology should not be the teachings of overt feminists, but whether the teaching is faithful to Scripture*.
*For Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics, the reference point would also include church doctrine.