Thoughts on the possibility of a female God?

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Re: Thoughts on the possibility of a female God?

Post by Lennycat » 10 Jun 2017, 17:53

I'm not sure that God is a man or a woman. God is God. There is no way of knowing for sure and everyone's interpretation is different. So maybe God is whatever it means to you personally.

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 10 Jun 2017, 21:50

TobiOrNotTobi wrote:I mean, there are goddesses (female gods), but if you're talking about who Christians worship, that will most likely not be true. In the Bible, God is referred to as a "he," so there is no possibility of God (if that's who you were referring to) being a female.

I believe if God was a female, there would be a major difference on views on men and women. Just think if females were supposed to be the head of households, the rulers, the politicians, etc. before they had any kind of role in society.
That's so true! Society thinks of God as the sovereign power and would probably have a new mind set if there were female Gods. I hope society would be more broad minded with or without the help of the presence or belief of female Gods.

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Post by Vivian Paschal » 13 Jun 2017, 03:40

TobiOrNotTobi wrote:I mean, there are goddesses (female gods), but if you're talking about who Christians worship, that will most likely not be true. In the Bible, God is referred to as a "he," so there is no possibility of God (if that's who you were referring to) being a female.

I believe if God was a female, there would be a major difference on views on men and women. Just think if females were supposed to be the head of households, the rulers, the politicians, etc. before they had any kind of role in society.

Hmm... I never really thought of the possibility but that would have a lot to do with me being Christian. I agree with you anyway. The views on men and women would be very different.
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Post by hsimone » 13 Jun 2017, 05:29

This is an interesting question. I do believe in God, but always thought of Him as male. However, the possibility of Him being a female is possible because we never really know. I guess my question would be - why was Adam created first if God is female? You would think that if God is a female, then She would create a woman first. Unless, that part is also switched around?

Then, our Savior, Jesus, is a male instead of a female... :eusa-think:
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Post by Fuzee4 » 17 Jun 2017, 07:50

Seriously? God can't be male or female. God is just God. Him being of a gender kinda ruins the whole point of being God, doesn't it?

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 17 Jun 2017, 19:53

FloraZeyd wrote:Seriously? God can't be male or female. God is just God. Him being of a gender kinda ruins the whole point of being God, doesn't it?
Such an innocent and serious thought!

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Post by Rosemary Okoko » 17 Jun 2017, 22:55

As male was created first i believe a female god would be less powerful compared to a male one.

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Post by Belynda White » 18 Jun 2017, 19:35

I know there are underworld goddesses but a female God, as in with a capital G, seriously that idea alone is just CRAZY!

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I totally agree with you. :? And I just repented. :roll:
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FloraZeyd wrote:Seriously? God can't be male or female. God is just God. Him being of a gender kinda ruins the whole point of being God, doesn't it?
Such an innocent and serious thought!
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Post by kislany » 21 Jun 2017, 14:37

Why not? Who says it has to be a 'he'? The church?

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Post by IsabelMay » 21 Jun 2017, 16:10

It's an interesting concept. I remember this being discussed in a theology class and no one could really answer why God is always presented as a male. They did provide many arguments, but to be frank, they were far from plausible. In fact, it sounded as if the lecturer was trying to convince himself first. Why wouldn't it be a female? Why wouldn't it be something else? It doesn't even have to be like a human, which is even more fascinating.
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Post by Swara Sangeet » 21 Jun 2017, 21:03

kislany wrote:Why not? Who says it has to be a 'he'? The church?
Such an innocent answer!

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IsabelMay wrote:It's an interesting concept. I remember this being discussed in a theology class and no one could really answer why God is always presented as a male. They did provide many arguments, but to be frank, they were far from plausible. In fact, it sounded as if the lecturer was trying to convince himself first. Why wouldn't it be a female? Why wouldn't it be something else? It doesn't even have to be like a human, which is even more fascinating.
True. Even I learnt in class once that God had no shape, no 'specified' structure but is rather omnipotent and omnipresent. I don't believe in God, but I don't think there's any harm in allowing a strong positive force in our midst!

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Post by juliusotinyo » 23 Jun 2017, 14:27

TobiOrNotTobi wrote:I mean, there are goddesses (female gods), but if you're talking about who Christians worship, that will most likely not be true. In the Bible, God is referred to as a "he," so there is no possibility of God (if that's who you were referring to) being a female.

I believe if God was a female, there would be a major difference on views on men and women. Just think if females were supposed to be the head of households, the rulers, the politicians, etc. before they had any kind of role in society.

True, In most martriarchial societies in history there's always a significantly powerful goddess.

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 23 Jun 2017, 22:08

juliusotinyo wrote:
TobiOrNotTobi wrote:I mean, there are goddesses (female gods), but if you're talking about who Christians worship, that will most likely not be true. In the Bible, God is referred to as a "he," so there is no possibility of God (if that's who you were referring to) being a female.

I believe if God was a female, there would be a major difference on views on men and women. Just think if females were supposed to be the head of households, the rulers, the politicians, etc. before they had any kind of role in society.

True, In most martriarchial societies in history there's always a significantly powerful goddess.
That's an interesting fact! I'd like to read about these matriarchal societies.

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Post by juliusotinyo » 24 Jun 2017, 00:31

Swara Sangeet wrote:
juliusotinyo wrote:
TobiOrNotTobi wrote:I mean, there are goddesses (female gods), but if you're talking about who Christians worship, that will most likely not be true. In the Bible, God is referred to as a "he," so there is no possibility of God (if that's who you were referring to) being a female.

I believe if God was a female, there would be a major difference on views on men and women. Just think if females were supposed to be the head of households, the rulers, the politicians, etc. before they had any kind of role in society.

True, In most martriarchial societies in history there's always a significantly powerful goddess.
That's an interesting fact! I'd like to read about these matriarchal societies.
Quite a no in traditional African societies. Can't remember them all, but primarily west and east African bantu tribes

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Post by MURIIRA » 30 Jun 2017, 04:51

rhiza021 wrote:I think that depends on one's religion and culture. In Roman and Greek mythology, there are female Gods. However, does God (Gods for others) have a gender in the first place? Maybe yes, maybe no, but I don't think it's really the same thing as for us humans and other animals.
I agree... However this is not my favorite topic.
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