Male and female: a tangent
In the early church, Christ had both a male persona as "logos" (word) and a female one as "sophia" (wisdom). The famous church-now-mosque in Istanbul was named Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) and it was in honor of that part of redemption and revelation that is female. It wasn't long before the patriarchal church squashed the female notion of God ... but if she's God and created humans, don't both have to flow from the Godhead in creation?
Here's a blurb on the church
When you can transform the war and violence in yourself, then you can truly begin to help others find peace. Thich Nhat Hanh
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