Jesus was a Communist

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McFagues models of God seem to act as a “one shop stop” for all of these issues previously mentioned. The model of God as the Mother tackles the issues of what a female God could accomplish in terms of correcting the inequalities of the christian faith as it was established as such by man to serve in their best interests by retaining a level of elitism that neither animals nor women could ever attain. She states on page 102 of Models of God “This agapic (motherly) love is revolutionary, for it loves the weak and the vulnerable as well as the strong and the beautiful.” The case is made clear here that by having a God-Mother, the inequality of the sexes and the questions there in could be answered if this model, which acts as an all inclusive and non-discriminatory divine love were used. Our ability to create societies as well to flatten, or erase them from the world has created a new pandoras box for modern society. In this instance the model of God-Friend would be most beneficial to employ as it seeks out an interdependence, not based on fear or need, but rather the I-You relationship in which God could be found (Pessin, pg 213) where we experience mutuality and intimacy in a two-way relationship. McFague states on pg 161, “God's sustaining love (philia) under-scores the joy of all forms of life as companions unite with one another and with the source of their life”. In this model of God as Friend, his sustained love and companionship could instill an underlying understanding amongst neighbors. In the God-friend model, there is mutuality which people can experience within the relationship could be enough to allow one another to live freely without threat to their way of life. Mc Fague can clarifies this further on page 167 of Mode...

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.... In my opinion it is clear that we do not understand God, but despite that fact, it has not prevented us from trying on his crown through our own magical, mystical and political ways. When these questions are answered in full, in a equnamious and engaged in the nature of a commonality, our need for theology and philosophy will disappear as we will no longer need man to define the undefinable, or to shed the light of God on our minds, as the answers will be clear to all, and our human spirits will commune. Can we say now in retrospect that through singing the praises of 'God' on the battlefields, in the majestic cities built by mankind, or by those who have claimed enlightenment – that any of this bumbling in the night has brought us closer to God? Have we detected the root of our origins through our bids at piety, or have gotten too close and our wings melted away?
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