One Man’s God is Another Man’s Demon

I’ve been lucky enough in all my years online not to have acquired a troll.  Goddess Rising, however, marked my arrival in trolldom with my very first review of the book on Amazon marked with a one-star because I don’t know what I’m writing about.  The troll has spread to also give me further one-stars on my previous publications even though he/she/it hasn’t read them.

The thing that has irritated the troll is that Lilith is a demoness and not a goddess.

The troll has missed the point of the chapter completely *sigh*.

Lilith is claimed to be the first wife of Adam, created as an equal.  Adam didn’t want to share equality and Lilith didn’t want to be subordinate.  They clashed.  Lilith packed her bags and went to live in the desert.  Angels were sent by God to bring her back but she refused to come, preferring to take her chances in the wilderness than go back to possible servitude with Adam.

It ended with Adam finally getting a mate in Eve and Lilith being demonised as a baby-eating monster who populates the Earth with demons.

Lilith has become a popular goddess (or goddess figure) in recent years particularly with women because she is strong, independent and won’t take any rubbish from anyone.  Her likely origin is Sumeria and all we know for definite is she’s classed as a spirit.

This is where the name calling of god, goddess, spirit, demon, guides etc. becomes messy because who is to say what makes a demon or what makes a god?  They all reside somewhere on the spirit realm and are all spirit in nature (at least as far as we know).

There is a saying that history is written by the victors.  Think about it: our history books are biased because the ‘winners’ have a different perspective on what happened in human history than those who came out worse for wear.  This is no different in spiritual history.

As humans, we have a terrible track record of having rigid beliefs when it comes to spirituality.  We wage wars and throw bombs because one group’s god is the true god and all others must be fakers (and their followers misguided, enchanted or just evil).  When we can all understand that there is only one path to the source – your own path – we’ll all sleep a little easier at night.

The gods and goddesses in pre-Christian times didn’t just get shoved to the side, put in a cupboard to take out for later, so the Christian god could rule for a while.  They were either demonised, transformed or eventually forgotten.

Unless you adopted a Roman-like attitude of embracing other belief systems and enfolding them your pantheon, newly conquering religions could make the old gods into bad guys so it was punishable to worship them or they could demote the status like the fairy folk of Ireland.

With such animosity towards Lilith, it’s likely she once was a goddess in her own right.  Now, of course, she has evolved into a modern goddess to cater for the needs of people in these times.  That’s cool.  Gods and goddesses can evolve too.

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I’m an author, writer, life coach, EFT tapper and an inner goddess unleasher! I'm the creator of the Sea Whispers oracle and founder of the Inner Goddess Circle. I believe in magic and sparkles and the amazing possibilities of you.

5 thoughts on “One Man’s God is Another Man’s Demon

  1. Diandra

    Ah, don’t fret the negative reviews. We are all bound to receive them, and in fact I thought that this review showed excellently what your book is about, for it showed the reviewer’s narrow spirit. Furthermore it will help others decide whether the book is for them or not – and based on that review alone, I would probably have bought it even if I knew nothing else about it. The negative reviews on your other products are just mean-spirited, but unfortunately I do not think there is much else you could do about them, besides flag them for Amazon to review and maybe take down, but with the option to create fake accounts and simply post more negativity, it won’t stop the troll. Just stop feeding them and concentrate on all the good reviews your book will indubitably receive. (I just posted mine on .de, .com and .co.uk, and will write a longer one for my blog later in the day.)

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    1. Lyn

      Thank you Diandra x

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  2. Joy Andreasen

    I live the story of Lillith. I was raised born again Christian and we were taught divorce and remarriage were one of those horrible sins god hates. Kept me in a miserable marriage for eighteen years. When I heard that Adam may have had a first wife I was a little miffed that no one told me that before I stayed in an unhappy marriage all those years. She is my hero.

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  3. Kathi Stinner

    The writing above could not have put a better finger on my core belief system than had I guided it myself! If one studies world religions, although they may be different, it is interesting to find commonalities in the “big” stuff – so very, very many of them have a Creator, Rules set forth by the Creator to Follow, Ways to Worship the Creator, a Savior, a Good force, a Negative force, etc. The “big” religions of today – Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Taoism & Paganism can all find references from early religions dating many, many centuries ago.
    I think Ms. Thurman’s book is brilliant and is more deserving of a five star rating.

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