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    Exclamation Is God a man,a woman or both?

    Iwould say God is word made up word by somebody, a man, to refer to a spiritual higher being.
    I am not too keen on the word 'GOD' because it has a masculin tone to it.

    I would prefer a word that would mean both man and woman to refer to a spiritual higher being for balance and obvious reasons.

    I am sure that our higher spiritual beings is/are both man and a woman because that is a just way , the correct wy for a higher being that gives/gave and created both man and woman.
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    Well, none really. "God" is a concept of some sort of higher power and while certain cultures have assigned human traits (such as gender) to it, the concept itself remains an abstract idea and by default, genderless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4et2n View Post
    Well, none really. "God" is a concept of some sort of higher power and while certain cultures have assigned human traits (such as gender) to it, the concept itself remains an abstract idea and by default, genderless.
    genderless?
    I never thought of that.
    I would have assumed we are the exact copy of a higher power.
    what is genderless and what makes you think that?
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    If we are talking about the Christian God, I would have to agree that he is genderless. I would also have to say that He embodies both genders. God created man and woman in his own image, which means that we are a reflection of who he is. He displays tenderness, affection, and nurturing- typically "feminine" characteristics. He also displays power, justice, logic and wonders that excite scientific minds- traits that are considered more "masculine." But to say He is either/or limits him.
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    God is a cleaning company with a detergent made of silence.

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    Even if there was a God, I still wouldn't believe in him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smerdyakov View Post
    Even if there was a God, I still wouldn't believe in him.
    ah does that mean he/she do not believe you either?
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    I prefer Goddesses. I also tend to think of angels as female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.hart View Post
    If we are talking about the Christian God, I would have to agree that he is genderless. I would also have to say that He embodies both genders. God created man and woman in his own image, which means that we are a reflection of who he is. He displays tenderness, affection, and nurturing- typically "feminine" characteristics. He also displays power, justice, logic and wonders that excite scientific minds- traits that are considered more "masculine." But to say He is either/or limits him.
    In that case should you not refer to God as an it rather than as a he? The bible makes it pretty clear that God is a he, that he is the father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy88 View Post
    In that case should you not refer to God as an it rather than as a he? The bible makes it pretty clear that God is a he, that he is the father.
    Now, He's a travesti, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafolini View Post
    Now, He's a travesti, then?

    you never know...LOL
    brilliant answer cafolini!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy88 View Post
    In that case should you not refer to God as an it rather than as a he? The bible makes it pretty clear that God is a he, that he is the father.
    about the bible, with all duerespect, it is written by a group of men so of course it would be a man.
    there are two possibilites to be taken into consideration about the make up of the bible and God being a man
    one those who wrote the bible made it up
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    they would have met god in which case they could not would not be back to confirm it.
    As to refer to god as father is a bit of lie because
    He is not my father nor yours.
    Plus if god was a father then we are all his sons and his daughters how is that possible?
    a bit twisted if you ask me.

    ever wondered what the word BIBLE mean?
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    You cannot associate any human quality with God (and that includes gender as well). The 112th chapter of The Quran describes God in the best possible way. I suggest you read that.

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    God is neither a man nor a woman and should never be compared to creatures nor be exemplified on the basis of the profane objects we see or the imperfect people we know, because God is just unperceivable if we are to depend on our mundane senses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    about the bible, with all duerespect, it is written by a group of men so of course it would be a man.
    there are two possibilites to be taken into consideration about the make up of the bible and God being a man
    one those who wrote the bible made it up
    or
    they would have met god in which case they could not would not be back to confirm it.
    As to refer to god as father is a bit of lie because
    He is not my father nor yours.
    Plus if god was a father then we are all his sons and his daughters how is that possible?
    a bit twisted if you ask me.

    ever wondered what the word BIBLE mean?
    If you disregard the bible, and you're not a Muslim or a Hindu or some other variety of believer, then where does your knowledge of God come from?

    The Christian God is masculine. Or, if He's not, then the bible is incredibly misleading.

    Someone who asks "what gender is God" has to specify what they mean by "God." Your "God" sounds like a generalized new age almost Vedantic type concept. And if its not based in any text, then its pretty much a purely imaginative, perhaps mystical, thing.

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