Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Is GOD exclusively masculine?

i am amazed that people have issues with anything "feminine" about the attributes of GOD to be honest. every woman i have ever known, except maybe 2, have had issues because of the adamant stance of the church on GOD being totally masculine. this is utterly alienating to some women. thankfully i have had a few really good jewish friends along the way who have reassured me that in the hebrew language GOD was never just this masculine being.

one described creation as GOD the father created and GOD the Holy Spirit (ruach/shekinah/spirit) breathed the breath of life into them. because i was one of the women who felt alienated by this dominating/patriarchal/dispassionate GOD this has always been a help to me. but other women seem threatened by the concept that there is any feminine in GOD. to which i would say, look in a mirror. in the image of GOD he created them....male and FEMALE he created them. if there wasn't a divine female image, then why do women exist at all?

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