Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Goddess Syndrome

There are several definitions of “God”. Some are frivolous, others are ridiculous. For example,

1 the supreme or ultimate reality: as (a) : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe (b) Christian Science : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind

2 a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically : one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality

3 a person or thing of supreme value

4 a powerful ruler
I don’t frequent male dominant things, so I don’t have anything to cite here. I assume that some male would claim to be “God”. I would also assume that he is just some schmuck too full of himself.

The dictionary definition of a Goddess is a female god. But which god are we assuming?

“Requiring human worship…” Give me a break! Any so-called human who worships another human is an idiot.

"A powerful ruler", yes, he or she could make a decision of life or death of a subject. But that is not the same as creating life. This is not godliness, just taking advantage of a position. Anyone can take a life, but no one can give it.

That leaves me with my definition as, “A being who has powers to create things and situations from nothing”. That could be god or goddess, not some human created in the mind of a submissive person.

I may, and do, look at a woman with great respect and admiration when warranted. However, at no time, place, or circumstance would I claim, accept, or imply that she is a Goddess. She is human, just like some of us. She may be smarter or more intelligent. She may be more beautiful or sexy. She may be younger and more capable. But at the end, she is a mortal human just like us. She gets old and no longer coveted by the young shallow schmucks. That is not a godly attribute.

The lofty title of “Goddess” is nothing more than a title. I am willing to serve a woman for the rest of my life. Actually, I am doing that now. She does not claim to be god or goddess except in jest. I would not believe it if she did. She has no more powers than I do except her power over me. But that is human, not godly.

So, when I encounter a self-proclaimed "Goddess", or one who has the title bestowed by insipid underlings, I am a little annoyed with the impudence of it.


Giles English said...

Each to their own, of course. For me, it's the imperfect humanity of a mistress that is fascinating. You cannot be intimate with a goddess.

Her Majesty's Plaything said...

Hey SP:

I am one who is guilty of bestowing this honorific. I have used it as a form of intense flirtation. It denotes a woman who I find INCREDIBLY sexually attractive! Rather than saying she is "above a ten" I say she is a "Goddess". That means she couldn't possibly be any more mind blowing than she already is! :-p

Susan's Pet said...


I understand, and fully agree. She is a very beguiling human female who can control your deepest emotions.