Ironic: UM Women's Goddess, Heretical "Sophia" Historically Inferior To Male Deity
April 2002 Assembly
I find the Women's Division's recent adoption of 'Sophia' quite interesting.
Sophia, who happens to be a goddess of the second century Gnostics is a
curious selection. According to the second century Christian writer Irenaeus,
the Gnostics believed that Sophia was both enamored with the Father, and
felt inferior to the Father. In fact she humbled herself to the Father. She
was then purified by the Father, forming with the Gnostic spiritual Christ
to form the Gnostic earthly Jesus. She was also responsible for sending the
serpent to seduce Adam and Eve out of her jealousy. Let's see, the United
Methodist Women honoring an inferior female Goddess filled with insecurity
and jealousy. What perfect irony. You may want to do your homework before
you let your zealotry latch onto the latest New Age trends.
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