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The Gender of God.
02-23-2017, 04:58 AM
Post: #11
RE: The Gender of God.
I also agree with that God is neither Male or Female...and Christian faith being a Human religion has defined God as Male to push their political agenda.

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05-25-2017, 12:04 AM
Post: #12
RE: The Gender of God.
(12-16-2016 06:45 AM)Janus Wrote:  A friend passed this link onto me, as they thought it was worth reading.
I link to it here as I hope others here will find it's views of interest too.
http://www.transchristians.org/book/hijr...der-of-god


Quote:God has no sex. God is neither female nor male. God does not have genitals, much less a vagina, penis, or vulva. God does not have gametes, neither large nor small. God does not have genes, much less X or Y chromosomes. God does not have secondary sex characteristics, not breasts, hips, shoulders, facial hair, or a menstrual cycle. In the literal sense, and sex is entirely literal, God has no sex. This should surprise no one.

God shows himself, and reveals himself, in ways that our minds (by comparison) can understand. His being is a spirit, as the quote says, he has no features that we physically do. It's human-kind that has attributed God in terms of being male, solely as a means to understand what God is. In the Bible, when someone asked God who God was, God answered simply with "I am". It's easier for us to use human terms, because we have nothing else to compare 'him' to. Had we lived in a matriarchy for thousands of years, we doubtless would see 'him' as a 'her'.
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07-06-2017, 07:24 PM (This post was last modified: 07-06-2017 07:25 PM by crossbow.)
Post: #13
RE: The Gender of God.
Here is how it looks to me:

Gender is polarity, and all energy has polarity. Relative to each other one polarity is penetrating, the other polarity is receptive; one is active, the other is supportive; one is protective, the other is nurturing; and that makes the two energies go around as one, which each on their own could not do.

It is not so much that God and Creation/Nature are male and female like us, but that we are male and female like God and Creation/Nature. We fall into the natural way of things, and the natural way of things is male and female.

So there is one force with another, and the two together make a dynamic between them, which is a threefold unit, and we can see this threefold dynamic everywhere, within our self and all around us in everything, replicating itself in the littlest to the greatest things.

It is God, Creation/Nature and the great creative dynamic between the two, that is life rolling on. It is the man, the woman, and the child, and any other creations that come forth from their cooperation. It is the raw product, the finished product, and the process from the raw to the finished. It is the cause, the result, and the movement from one to the other. It is the here, there, and the getting there - in all processes, whether from one moment to the next moment, from one place to the next place, from one stage of something to the next stage of something. It is the ever turning moments of all existence, from one moment pushing into and received by the next, to create the next, and so on.

This threefold dynamic which is the continuation of life/existence/reality on all its levels is at its most vast between God and Creation, and at its finest in the oscillation of the smallest atom, and is in every process in between. It is the great trinity that permeates all things, all processes and all existence.
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07-28-2017, 05:47 PM
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RE: The Gender of God.
Beautifully said.
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07-31-2017, 05:25 AM (This post was last modified: 07-31-2017 07:47 AM by UglyNRude.)
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RE: The Gender of God.
(12-16-2016 06:45 AM)Janus Wrote:  A friend passed this link onto me, as they thought it was worth reading.
I link to it here as I hope others here will find it's views of interest too.



Quote:God has no sex. God is neither female nor male. God does not have genitals, much less a vagina, penis, or vulva. God does not have gametes, neither large nor small. God does not have genes, much less X or Y chromosomes. God does not have secondary sex characteristics, not breasts, hips, shoulders, facial hair, or a menstrual cycle. In the literal sense, and sex is entirely literal, God has no sex. This should surprise no one.

Greetings O.P.

Traditionally, the ancients knew that nothing could be known of the supernatural Gods.


From that position of not being able to know anything of the supernatural Gods, most eastern religions including Jewry and Yahweh, people began to see the Gods as androgynous. More than likely because they thought that any God would have to be representing both genders because God was for all people, not just for men. Especially given that back then, they were deeper into trying to glorify sexuality the sex act itself so as to reduce the numbers of children having to be sacrificed in those areas where resources were scarce which would have been almost everywhere in those hard days.

This link speaks both about the androgyny of the Gods as well as to what they were trying to do about sanctifying sex.


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