Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
It has been said that before there was God, there was the Goddess. Historical research indicates much patriarchal religious symbolism derive from ancient matriarchal culture.
I don't feel a need to go into great detail about the implications of a campaign to erase the influence of these ancient deities. Nor do I have any desire to offer any explanation of what was.
Suffice it to say, because I am dismayed by the objectification of women in our society, I found the subject of female deities interesting enough to research at my local library. If you want to know more about this phenomenon, I suggest you read "The Da Vinci Code" because it is an enjoyable book and much of the plot includes references to the more common knowledge about this topic.
I mention the rise of Patriarchal Dominance because, today, we are in the midst of another crusade; the goal of which is to erase Judeo/Christianity as the moral compass for our present society. There are actually two fronts in this revolution: Islam and Moral Relativism. This does not in any way imply they are working in tandem. It's a little like having a third party candidate in the presidential election, the votes taken away from one party serve to elect the other party.
The same idea is at work here. Moral Relativism is taking hold of our citizens and is compromising our position to defend ourselves from the reality of a radical Islamic Jihad; Holy War to eliminate all who don't believe in their Allah.
Within our own society are those who strive to undermine the very foundation of the United States, our Constitution. People seem to have forgotten (or never understood) that this document was written to ensure religious and other freedoms through the Framers' acknowledgment that we are endowed with certain inalienable rights by our Creator, a reference to a Judeo/Christian God.
Instead of acknowledging the moral absolutism established by this patriarchal God, there is a movement to establish moral secularism, which will effectively remove religion from political life, rejecting it and the innate values as a basis for legislation. We are already seeing this when people like John Kerry apply moral relativism to their own lives. In this instance, he is pro-choice yet took Communion on Easter as a practicing Catholic.
We apply moral relativism when we withhold judgment about the outrageous treatment of generations of children in Islamic countries. Terrorism teachers brainwash human missiles, teens plucked from vulnerable families. Then these children are sent out to perform suicide missions. Muslims consider these to be heroic martyrdom operations because the heroes who carry them do so not out of hopelessness and despair but rather through their desire to cast terror and fear into the hearts of their alleged oppressors. …