Could God be a woman?

@nicolec (2673)
United States
March 19, 2007 10:10am CST
So this is meant to be a little on the light, so please no fighting below the belt. But think about it, could god actually be a woman? Yes I know god is referred to as 'he' in all books of scripture, but the books were written by men. God creats man first, ladies wouldn't you? Wouldn't you try and create that perfect male first? And then god makes the woman (who maybe in her self image?) In the old testament, the mood of god changes. Going from a loving and kind god that helps the Jews leave egypt to a vengeful and wrathful god that floods the world and then appologizes and says 'i'll never do that again'. Sounds like a woman to me! What do you think?
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@mobyfriend (1019)
• Netherlands
19 Mar 07
God is neither man or woman but an It.
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• Philippines
19 Mar 07
Basically, the reason why people refer God as "HE" because even humans in general are sometimes referred to as men, isn't it? :) For me, God is not only referred to as man, but woman as well. Biblically, when God made the human beings, it was because of His own IMAGE AND LIKENESS. Literally speaking, it had said the way God wanted. He can be a male or a female. There was also a book I have read that MAry, the mother of Jesus, is the feminine face of God. It had made really made me think of. WEll, it can be, especially knowing that Mary was also born and lived as a human, but without a sin at all. Well, I know there are a lot of views from other people regarding this topic. And this is just based on my own faith. No matter what gender God is, He will still be my God forever. :)
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
19 Mar 07
True I guess it doesn't really matter what gender we thing god is, god is god. But like I stated, the scriptures were written by man, so 'in his image and likeness' is also written by a man. So I was trying to get around that. But in the end, it doesn't really matter the gender, does it?
@sweetsue (759)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
I agree with "myworld_and_you".
@Karpov (68)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
You are really careful that I am quite appreciate. Are you good at psychology. But one thing is certain that God's love is something beyond any emotion we can ever devote. In China you should be cautious when you take such issue"Could God be a women?" onthe table. There is a heresy in China called "East Lightning" whose name was garbled from Matthew 24:27 as "For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of the Man". This heresy insist that Jesus is a female. If you come to China you can know how terrible it is. To some extent it is a profane organization. In 2003-2004 it is the thriving period of it that I witnessed. Now it is under delitescence. To the churches in China it is a exceedingly serious thing when mentioning about your issue. Therefore, only a discussion, but not a truth that you can argue with.
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
20 Mar 07
There seems to be great tormoil in China over the different beliefs. I never would have thought that Jesus was a female. Well, i don't belive that Jesus is the son of god, so I never questioned his gender. Excuse my ignorance, but I didn't think christianity was that big in China?
@Karpov (68)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
The God would not give up redeeming the people which make up a fifth of the world's population. In Isaiah 49:12 there wrote "...and lo, these from the land of Syene". Syene mean the country of China 2,000 years ago. Until now Jews call China as "Sinim". Indeed LORD put his hand on this land, although now China is still a socialism country. After all policies could not stop the faith.
@Karpov (68)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
And have you ever heard about Watchman Nee, who was a rare Christian that had cosmopolitan at 1920s. You might have heard T.Austin-Sparks, the famous Christian of England at the same era. Churches in China developed greatly at that time as a start.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Sorry, didn't read all reaponese but never the less, my answer is the the same ... duh! of course god is a SHE!!
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
20 Mar 07
rock on, mama!
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I like your examples and by that view point I think you are right. God has to be a woman or a man failing mid-life crisis 101. Either way works for me. Personally I believe in many gods so I have male and female ones that balance each other in the universe. That being said though with the Christian belief I never really understand the reasoning that God can only be male. To my way of thinking he'd be above that. He really wouldn't be male or female. He'd be either both or genderless. I say he because in the old school of English language if you didn't know the gender you said he. Now as to why the bible depicts him as a he you have to realize that it was written, translated and copied during times of a very male dominated society. They are going to see anyone in power as being male. They could not comprehend otherwise, so they would put he, father, etc.
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Ha ha, that's great. A man in mid life crisis. I agree that he is depicted as a he because the bible was written by the man who saw men in power.
• United States
28 Mar 07
I generally think god is both. I mean, he created man in his image, and he certainly couldn't have created a woman if he wasn't a he and a she. It just doesn't make sense. I see god as both because nature is both cruel and loving and feminine and gentle and rough and masculine. It just makes sense to me.
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@beaniegdi (1965)
21 Mar 07
If there is a god then I don't think it is a man or a woman as that implies physical form and I can't see how tht is possible, god must be some sort of energy, or even god must be everything that exists now or has existed, so god would be everything and we are a part of that. If god was a man or male he would be lonely and have to have a wife, there would have to be both male and female, which is why I can't see it being as simple as that.
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@magikrose (5432)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Honestly in my religion we have 2 a God and a Goddess. I have heard some religions state that they believe "God" to be both male and female. Honestly it all depends on yourreligin and your religious beliefs.
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@jojopuff (520)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Personally, I don't think God is either male nor female. In the Bible it says this, and it also says that His ways are not our ways, and He is not like us. This is what I personally believe. The Bible refers to God as a "He" because of the time it was written. Males were more dominant in that time period, and also it gives us a way to identify better with God. This are just my personal thoughts and beliefs on this subject. I could be wrong!
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@jcgbrains (139)
• United States
20 Mar 07
God in natural form is neither a man or a woman. Getting more to what would seem to be the point, was God a man or a woman when God appeared on earth, Jesus. God clearly appeared as a Man, the reason being that women did not have the same rights as men, to appear as a woman would be to appear in a form with little to no natural power and little to know rights. God in true form is neither a man or a woman, God on earth was a man. Final note, men can be at least as moody as women.
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@raheel07 (485)
• Pakistan
20 Mar 07
It would like to respond this question with these points: 1. God is not a human but a supreme power so no gender can be involved here. 2. By saying that we also need a pronoun for God, because we speak in human language. In the world, people are generally referred as 'He'. 3. In ancient context, men were considered higher in status so therefore God being supreme was given a higher pronoun. 4. Men and women are equal but in a family, he is a head mostly and reproduction cycle starts from him but this doesn't give him a higher status in the eyes of religion/humanity. (I know some people for disagree with this point but I am open for discussion) 5. He and HE is different in a way. Briefly, I still use HE for him but the word doesn't matter that much. It is my intention that HE is the supreme being which matters the most.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Yes, I agree that is indeed a lady
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• India
20 Mar 07
the discussion is about god could be a woman? I think god could be of any gender. This depends on us,which god we believe. Different religions believe different personalities. In one religion, the people may praise a male personality and in another they may praise a female personality. So god could be either male or female or neither of those...
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• Iran
20 Mar 07
dear nicolec god has created skys ,planets , stars, earth , human and every thing that exist in the world. it likes human and placed us on the earth as its substitue .it is very kind and has sent us good things . it isn't man or woman .
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@nairjula (453)
• India
20 Mar 07
Why not? God could surely be a woman. Infact, in Hindu religions we have many many woman Gods. Saraswathy, lakshmi and Parvathy are scintillating examples. They are know to handles their own portfolios exceedingly well. They did not become God becuase of any reservation. But they are respectable Gods.
@bbkks18 (79)
20 Mar 07
i would rather think that HE is a MAN ever since i was a littl little girl and learn how to pray to my GOD HE is always be a man and will always be man to me and have no plan of changing that. and besides is not about what kind of person HE or SHE is, its our belief to HIM. if thats what u want to believe now that he or she could be a woman then its up to U. its your choice and ur belief.
@neglitex (347)
• Latvia
20 Mar 07
As much as I know, firstly, God made man, he looked just like him, and just then he made woman. So I guess God is male. It was really funny to read this post! :)
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@joanna08 (394)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
i hope he is a "she" and a "he" at the same time. In that way society would neither be a "patriarchal society" nor a "matriarchal". everything should be equal, no gender should be superior than the other because we are all equal to gods eyes. the world would be nice if its like that. :)) dont you think so? because i think the main problem in society is inequality... for example : social stratification.. :(
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@SherryA (77)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Personally I believe Creator is without gender. Even though the Bible says He made man in His image. I believe that meant He imparted Himself, His soul, into man - rather than making man look like Creator.We have to realize that back then, and now even, men were considered superior. At many times women were not considered people. A wide was chattel, a thing to be bargained for...
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@owlwings (44202)
• Cambridge, England
19 Mar 07
"In the old testament, the mood of god changes. Going from a loving and kind god that helps the Jews leave Egypt to a vengeful and wrathful god that floods the world and then apologizes and says 'I'll never do that again'. Sounds like a woman to me! What do you think?" I am laughing heartily at that! Yes, God is male and Yes, God is female. He/She is neither a man nor a woman, though. He feeds us and nurtures us and loves us, which may be feminine qualities; He also guides and teaches and encourages us, which could be male qualities. I am not very happy about His 'character' as described in the Old Testament. God is supposed to be unchanging, right? In the stories of Him in the OT (which were written over several thousand years), He seems to behave differently. Perhaps it is that He shows different aspects of Himself at different times. What can I know, though, about how He appears to different people? To me He has always appeared as the most loving Person I have ever known; He has been disapproving from time to time but never angry; He has always shown me His ways and guided me along difficult paths, often carrying me, as in the story of the footprints. He is my Good Shepherd and my Father, as I am his child, and other humans are my brothers and sisters.
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