||Other devotees in their relationship with the Divine offer little plates
of food before the Lord at an altar placed in a room in their homes, feeling that the Lord
in spirit and in form partakes of the food and blesses it before they
themselves sit down to eat. Meantime, some other devoutly religious people would call
these practices idolatry and would not be caught dead daring to think for a moment of the
Lord having form or being able to express so personally. And such differences of view and
doctrine have often caused warfare, perhaps from the beginning of man.
important to mention that millions of religious devotees think of the Lord as feminine, as
well as masculine. They, by the millions, call upon the Lord as "Divine Mother."
They feel that the Lord is unconditionally loving, as is often the case with mothers in
this world. They equate the Divine Mother with the Christian concept of the Holy Spirit.
They feel the Divine Mother is an ever-available comforter
who will never reject her child, whether that child be good or bad. Similarly, Roman
Catholics in their relationship with God often pray to Mother Mary and
numerous saints. Mary Baker Eddy, too, the founder of Christian Science, often referred to
the feminine aspect of God when she spoke of "Father, Mother God."
To clarify and sum up, the awe and...