Thursday, January 22, 2009

Getting Back to Overcoming Botkin Syndrome

After getting a sizeable amount of information posted on the other blog I started about what people have started referring to Botkin Syndrome, I am finally making good on getting back around to putting more information on this site. Some months ago a writer, editor and one who has been esteemed with the lovely title of "Independent Scholar" contacted me and offered some of her articles to me to use on the Overcoming Botkin Syndrome site. I became overcome by events and didn't even publish the info I'd already had prepared that is still sitting in my word processor. (This stuff gets a bit heavy after awhile... I needed a respite.)

WHAT IS"BOTKIN SYNDROME"? The dysfunctional dynamics and long-term effects of the teachings of the Botkin Sisters and Vision Forum (Covert/emotional incest, non-sexual but gender related incest intermingled with the the teachings of patriarchy/patriocentricity)
Well, Adele Hebert, the Independent Scholar (bestowed upon her by author Leonard Swidler for whom she worked as an editor and contributor) again reminded me of her fine work last week, and I was particularly interested in her article entitled "Jesus Was Angry."

This is an intriguing Bible Study that points out afresh very many insightful things about Jesus. I hope to post "Jesus Loves Women" soon. There are many more good essays to follow.

Adele Hebert writes:
Although we were told to love one another and to forgive our enemies, Jesus was often quite angry. Jesus got very frustrated with his disciples Mt 17:17, “Faithless and perverse generation! How much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you?” Jesus had righteous indignation at the sellers in the temple Jn 2:15,16, “Making a whip out of cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, sheep and cattle as well, scattered the money changers' coins, knocked their tables over and said to the dove sellers, 'Take all this out of here and stop using my Father's house as a market.” Mostly, Jesus was angry at the Pharisees Mk 3:1, “Then he looked angrily round at them, grieved to find them so obstinate, and said to the man, 'Stretch out your hand. '”

Amazingly, Jesus never got angry with the women. There were 5 women who Jesus corrected; they were definitely not rebuked as some commentators / preachers have alleged. Jesus only rebuked the wind, sea, demons, unclean spirits, fever and men.

Jesus was more severe with his male disciples than anyone else: he rebuked Peter, calling him Satan Mt 16:23; he rebuked James and John for wanting to call down fire from heaven to burn up the Samaritan village Lk 9:55; and he rebuked the Eleven male disciples for not believing the women’s testimony Mk 16:14; but Jesus never rebuked women.
Read the full posting HERE.
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