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Church Steeple: Phallic Symbol?

By October 6, 2003

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Are the tall, pointy church steeples that jut upwards into the sky really just phallic symbols - huge male sexual organs that are engaging in sexual relations with the goddess of the sky? A strange idea, but it's something being argued for by the wife of a minister in South Africa. And it's causing controversy.

News24 reports:

In a letter to the church's council, Cobie Swart, the wife of minister Chris Swart, described the steeple as an image of a male's sex organs, which had "sexual relations with the goddess of the sky". This has raised questions about all church towers in South Africa, say concerned church members. The Brackenfell West congregation worked hard for the past decade to pay off the church and are now devastated that the tower might be torn down. ... It is now being compared to an occult symbol like that of the Free Masons, the sun god Ra or Nimrod, who married his mother Isis, a phallic object, obelisk and the needle of Egypt or Cleopatra.

I wonder what the origin of the church steeple really is. If it is old enough, it may indeed be designed after ancient religious structures like described above. Then again, towers have existed in human architecture for a long as humans have been able to building tall things that would stand up to the weather. It may be that the similarity is just a coincidence. Tall buildings make a more efficient use of space - and how can you have a tower that wouldn't seem like a phallic symbol?

At the very least, you won't look at the corner church in the same way again!

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Bob(1)

Do a little research on the cross, or crux ansata, and you will find that many people actually wear Pagan Egyptian phallic symbols around their necks. They hold them and kiss them when they pray. They bow down and worship this phallic symbol and claim that Christ died upon it.Wouldn’t you feel funny praying to God while clenching on to and kissing a phallus? By the way, the word phallus can refer to an erect penis, to a penis shaped object or to a mimetic image of an erect penis.

May 6, 2007 at 9:24 pm
Dolores Lear(2)

Cole:
‘How about live as a X in the real world and try to get along in all of society instead of just the X society.”

Me:
These teachings of being separate from the rest of the world, came from Jesus’ Movement of Celibate Males that were not to Live as the Heterosexual Male lived.

This was not a new idea with Jesus. At his time there were the Essens Communes. And other Holy Celibate Males/Monks that lived separate from Society.

300 years later, Instead of separating from the Jewish and Roman Society, the Jewish and Roman Christians, began another Religion. It did not include Male Celibacy like Jesus taught.

We still have Monks, Priests and Nuns that live in Separate Housing. But Christian Heterosexual Humans cannot live separate from the rest of the world. They make up the larger percentage of Humans.

And Celibate Humans came from Heterosexual Birth, as well as GLBTs.
Jesus’ fetus was artificially inseminated into Mary, by the Holy Spirit. Other Sons in the Christian Bible, were also inseminated into Barren Females by God or Angels.

We do artificial insemination today, by High Tech Science/the Holy Spirit. And also Clone animals. All this Supernatural Cloning and Birth, in Scripture and Myth is not supernatural today.

Are Humans going to accept the Supernatural in Religion and Myth was High Tech Science? Will we start Translating All Scripture and Myth with High Tech?

And find the Truth of High Tech Eternal Human Asexual Physical Male and Female Clone Life, After Birth, on Planets and in Spaceships? Like God/Us and the Angels, in our Image?

Or, Keep Killing Each Other and our Home Planet, no matter our Sexual or Religious preference, until Life as we Know it cannot Exist on Earth?

August 14, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Dolores Lear(3)

What is right with all the faiths on Planet Earth? What is Faith? Faith in Human Teachings about a God. How many different Human Faiths about a God of the Universe and Planet Earth are there?

The Universe and Planets are the Temple of the ONE GOD. How many parts of this GOD are in the Gods of Earth?

Acts 17:22-25. KJV. “Then Paul stood in the midst of Mar’s hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an alter with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath and all things;
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and bounds of their habitation;”

Me:
This Unknown GOD in verse 23, is the Force, not a Human, that made the Universe of Elements Seen and Unseen. GOD is not a Human Person made from the Elements.

The God in verse 24 is the God/Us, our Human Ancestors, in Genesis that Colonized Earth.

From all the Gods on Earth, we are like the people of Athens. Our cities are full of the temples of the many Man-Made Gods on Earth today.

The Universe and our Home Planet are the Temple of GOD/LIFE.

http://www.invitation.to/dance/cults-falsegods.htm

August 17, 2009 at 11:35 am
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