Wednesday April 9th 2014 Tim
Kind of miss Une Acte Detournement. It was fun
ranting on, without thought of compromise, as though god itself was
impersonating an eleven year old. In the French language god is a
male noun. And I think probably in the minds of many of the English
Speaking People, the one God is an understanding of maleness.
You'd have to go to the more ancient religions, where a plurality of
gods were worshipped, if you want to find girl gods. There's
Mother Nature of course, but a person has to think this a male
concept, because over here in the west our paramount God is a Boy and
somehow he created Mother Nature, who is a bad tempered and inclined to
be unforgiving and can take the blame for what might be flaws in god's
moments of creativity.
And naturally enough the idea of god being an 'it' tends to distract from
generations of thinking around 'almightiness.' The French don't like to
think of an 'it.' There 'God' has to be either a boy or a girl, and
their 'Dieu' is a boy. Interesting too, in the French language 'Geometry' is
male. 'Algebra' is female. 'Science' is female. 'Mathematics' is
female. Goodness knows why the French language determined gender this way,
but for some reason I kind of like it. Worth noting that in the French
language lands and countries also have gender. Australia is female.
Britain and Northern Ireland are Male, but Southern Ireland is Female.
The two continents of the Americas are pretty much all male except the
Dominican Republic, Columbia, Bolivia and Argentina. All of Europe
except Portugal, The Netherlands and Denmark are female.