If earth is our mother,the God/Lord our father then who is our grandfather ?
January 13, 2008 2:46am CST
Hello friends,We call our earth "Mother earth" at the sametime normally the creater/God is knowns or identified as male, also if you observe carefully all the Lords of major religions in our world are males like Jesus,Allah, Lord Krishna etc.My question is if God/Lord is our father,earth is our mother then whos our grandfather and grandmother? Please share your views with us.Thanks
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13 Jan 08
I do not know who would be the grandfather for the Christian faith.. the term Mother Earth is more commonly used in animistic faiths (those who revere the forces of nature), so to use the Christian Father God and Mother Earth together is a sort of melding of two belief systems. Many faiths, especially the comparatively modern ones have no 'parents' identified for their dieties.. It is hard for us to think of religions such as Christianity as 'modern' but compared to some it is.. consider the Roman and Greek god pantheons, where familial relationships were important.. One example of a belief system which DOES dentify grandparents would be a generalized view of many of the Native AmerIndian systems, which identify Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, and Grandfather Sun, but this is not consistent throughout all AmerIndian tribal systems.
15 Jan 08
Hello Galena,Thanks for the response as far I know all the major popular religions like Christians ,Muslims etc follows male lords and Gods, however we Hindus pray multiple deities both males and females for different purposes but all these multiple male and female deities are considered to be originated from Brhama Vishnu and Maheshawara and all three of them are males according to the Ancient hindu texts.It will be great if you share your knowledge regarding other religions those follows female Gods.Thanks.
15 Jan 08
I follow a European Pagan tradition. I just refer to it as Paganism, but there are many many varieties under that banner, and my path has its origins in European Pagan traditions. it's Polytheistic and Pantheistic in nature. there are many deities. the energy that is the deities is present in everything. my personal relationship with deity is with an un-named Goddess and an un-named God. to me they are un-named as I beleive they are bigger than a name. to name them seems to me to be an attempt to contain something far too big to contain in only a name. they were here before language. I sort of feel it would be arrogance on my part to attempt to name them. the old girl and the old boy is as close as I come to their names. to me they are a fairly stern old woman and an antlered man. but these aren't physical beings, so they aren't "actually" an old woman and an antlered man. that's just how I see them. others may see something else entirely when dealing with the same God energies. their story is that of the turning seasons. He's born at the Winter Solstice, and sacrifices himself into the crops at summers end, to be reborn again as the year turns. She is the more constant of the two.
17 Jan 08
Hello Galena, Thanks very much for your reply with infos and yes I am well aware of Pagan religious deities as I have some real life friends who practices this form even I attended few group prayer sessions with them in some Europian countries in 2003 and I know the female and male deities you are written about and yes pagan is one of the most ancient religion which has lot of similarities with vedic religion that is hinduism.Thanks again.
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16 Jan 08
first i might shock by telling that god for us is not "male" god doeasn't have a "sexe he's the creator as you said.we don't have to ask questions like that because everything is clear in "koran" go to it, read it in english or any language i garantie you that you'll find answers to evry single question you've been asking yourself.let's bet about it if you can't find answers i'll do anything you want.koran talks about scientist facts that are just been prouved nowadays god knew about them since he's the creator. and he hasn't been changed as other holy books"
17 Jan 08
Hello hypnotica, Thanks very much for your response and I really appreciate your knowledge and intention of helping me to understand better and yes I am not shocked cause I have read The holy Quran Bible Gita etc and might be the reason I have used the word "Creater" as God and some people might put an objection cause God for them is Krishna,Jesus Mohammad Allah who took birth as humanbeings and yes I agree with you all the authentic old or first editions of these books are verymuch same and scientific, however I will be greatful if you share your knowledge and explain about the significance of each number 7and8and6 combined as786 which is considered a holy number in between a huge populations of Muslims all over the world,.Thanks again
13 Jan 08
God destroyed His people Israel because of lack of knowledge. God wants all men to be saved and to come into a full knowledge of the truth. The Holy Bible is the word of God and it is the truth. Read the Holy Bible even Chapter 1 of Genesis only so that you would not be looking for your grandfather or grandmother.
15 Jan 08
Hello maggiemoon, hahahaha thanks for your response,you have written the name of my mother ie "Earth" but you have forget to write the name of my father that you must know so fill that name in that blank space yourself, now analyse yourself.Want your answer more clearly with an example from me? We sometimes get to read in the Newspaper that a Brother and a Sister(not step sister) getting married.But I hope their child dont call them by the name of Uncle and Aunty hahahaha but calls his/her parents by the name of dad and mom hahahahaha