God the Father

I used to think men invented God the Father because their natural fathers were such shits and they wanted someone who would love them unconditionally. That never convinced me, but I could empathize. Now I realize it was really a quest for authority, to gain stature without actually doing anything. You know, like the intimidating male head of a lion pride. Did not know until a couple of weeks ago that Judaism is a matrilineal culture. So, male superiority is the big innovation of christianity and was improved upon by Islam, which sanctions polygamy. Of course, the Roman Catholic Church carries on the tradition of male hegemony in the name of Holy Mother Church. Right, women are reduced to a symbol. Isn’t it grand to be an icon? Mother Russia and Lady liberty in the pantheon of womanhood! We are supposed to feel honored and mind our manners.