Monday, October 11, 2010

Theology's Gender Blending: Intentionality. The Inner Woman, the Outer Man. What the Early Church Taught

Tales Wag the Dogma

Truth in Early Teaching: We Are Both-And.
Reject the Later Institutional Fabrications.

 Why the aversion to gender-blending? Mix is Us. See the Creation tales.

I. Follow Creation's Tales

A.  One Tale, first in Lay-out
If not in Time -- ://

It happened on the Fifth Day
Two at once

Adm the Human
Single word for both
Male and Female created as two separate simultaneous,
In the Image of the Deity.

Who also, then, is Two separate simultaneous ("us").
Join the General Blessing.
Be fruitful you, and increase you.
Said the Two-Fold Deity to They.
And so they did.

B. Another Tale, second in lay-out
If not in Time -- ://

It happened on the Eighth Day
As an afterthought; and after the general blessing.
Days after the Eighth were on their own.

Creation of One as both-and/ androgyne/ or
Both one contained within/ oh this gets complicated think Russian dolls.
The pregnant "he"
Because we have no "it" for "human."

The man's inner woman.
The woman's outer man,
This also in the image of the Deity the both/and the Two in One
But here, the both-One and the Severed Two too late
For the blessing the other Createes got.

That happened on Day Seven.
The part created until Day Seven got blessed;
Nothing after.
Nothing after declared "good" at all.

No wonder.
Seventh Day.
When the Deity Quit.

That should have ended it, say ESTJ types. *
Then the Deity was politically incorrect
Like an INFP *
And flipflopped and changed mind
And reversed his position
To receive new information:
Because the deity needed a Gardener for all this stuff.

Go back and look.
Each tale:
Make one - the "human".
Same word as before.
Adm Human.
Not Me Tarzan.
You Each Human.
That doesn't get made into a male name until later - Adam.
Creative theology there.

* Alphabet soup. Look back at the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the MBTI, a venerable and much-built-upon tool for understanding personality groupings, all on sliding scales, see Myers&Briggs at ://

Why do some of us make up our minds fast and once, based on whatever happened to be lying around at the time, never to look back; and others keep seeking and weighing new information. Myers-Briggs can help. See its updates at other sites.