Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Most Celebrated Rape by Lisa Galloway

Every year at this time, the nativity scene is all over the place, innocent child personified, and beautiful peace is supposed to reign all over the earth. 
But if you really read the Christmas story, about the conception of Christ, how can women look at it as anything more than a rape? Mary was impregnated without her knowledge or consent.  That's rape.  Really?  I'm supposed to worship a God who rapes to conceive a son? 
I am not a heathen - just the opposite, I'm intensely spiritual.  But I cannot overlook all of the contradictions of Christianity.  Especially when it comes to the degradation and vilification of women throughout a Bible written by ignorant and arrogant men and a history of genocide (the Great Flood) and matricide (The Witch Hunts) sanctioned by God. 


To rid the world of Paganism
And make it pure for Christ
Church elders befouled their own God
And Mary’s rep was sacrificed.

Instead of deifying Mary
And have heaven ruled by god and goddess
Christians wrote the Virgin Rape
Unnatural and quite immodest.

Joseph’s wife was coveted and used
The tenth and seventh commandments broken.
And thus impregnated—though we can’t tell how
By sifting through all the written hokum. 

No goddess here, the Christians vowed;
The vagina is the devil’s work. 
Include a goddess in our Bible?
That would be an evil quirk. 

Just Father Son and Holy Ghost
But isn’t that an aberration?
Placing Christ in woman’s womb
Then denying her part in her child’s creation?

Perhaps the writers of the book
Forgot to ask if Mary consented
To have her body violated
In ways described that were demented. 

First, what’s with the all-male trinity?
Is that a Bible hypocrisy?
Man cannot lay with man but
Neither with woman can he be?

If we are in God’s image shouldn’t
It be Parents, Son, and Holy Ghost?
Apparently God forgot vaginas
Half the creation of which he boasts.

Men wrote depraved fairy tales
About their Savior’s conception.
Heaven forbid we worship mere woman
Or have God sully his erection.

Instead of horrid female flesh
Into Gabriel’s mouth he inserted his seed
A deviant act by his own ruling
He sullied an angel to fulfill the need

To deny mere woman’s participation
In the birth of his divine son.
From Gabriel’s mouth through lily filter
Into Mary’s ear!  Such folly is spun!

And what of the tube from God’s mouth in heaven
Carrying to “beneath Mary’s skirts” his seed? 
How did the tube make it inside her?
Did it cause the tender virgin to bleed? 

And how did God’s seed get into his mouth—
The same way it got to Mary’s ear? 
As it is above so it shall be below—
Heaven’s the work of a fictioneer? 

And then there’s the bestiality theory:
God’s seed in the beak of a Holy Dove.
Perhaps placed in Mary’s ear again? 
Why can’t god admit sexual love? 

One man, one woman, god commanded
In a constantly quoted decree
But to make his son he nixed that rule
For angel sex and bestiality.

All to take Mary’s divinity away
And not have to share his throne,
Or admit the feminine side of god
Male petulance leaves me cold as stone. 

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