All too often I hear people refer to God in “HE” sense. Meaning that God MUST be male. Which subconsciously I can understand why women are so under appreciated in society since they are just mere “adjustments” to the image of God. Of course I’m being sarcastic.
I believe that any time we refer to God in the male sense we are limiting God. While we are saying what God “is” we are at the saying time saying what God “isn’t” . By saying God is THE FATHER… you are saying God is NOT the mother. How then can God be omnipotent or omni-anything?
The best solution in a nutshell is to do away with any gender identity of the GOD IF truly GOD is everything. Then it would be male and female and neither male or female.
To assign God any identity is to say …. at some point, humanity has (at the very least) figured out one aspect of the God. And if you believe you have then continue to assign THE GOD as the father and nothing more or less.
Personally I believe God is beyond our gender roles. The God is a pure continual energy that knows gender as much as it interacts with different individuals. The God should not be limited although people choose to limit the God continually even though they ignorantly feel this is out of respect.
Tell me what you think. I invite your responses.
4 thoughts on “Why is God Male?”
First, I agree that any attempt to define God will be inadequate. How can the finite define the infinite?
That said, I do accept the Christian Bible as a partial revelation of God. Orthodox Christianity has interpreted the Bible to understand God as a trinity, consisting of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father does not have a body, and so is not male in the biological, reproductive sense. Yet Jesus taught us to pray “Our Father…” Jesus also is part of the Godhead, God the Son. In his incarnation, he was male. The Holy Spirit is the final person in the triune God. The Spirit is referenced with the male personal pronoun.
The Bible reveals God in masculine terms. Although I would acknowledge that they have occasionally been misunderstood, unappreciated or misapplied. I do not see sufficient reason to abandon those terms.
I would like to add that hebrew word for Holy Spirit is Ruach HaKodesh… which in itself is feminine. I don’t know how that would add or take away from your current beliefs but it’s at least food for thought.
Why bother or wasting your time worshiping an entity whose gender you doubted? What’s the point? This entity told you that His gender is male, why question it? Is it because you are neither a male or a female? You look like human, but very questionable appearance. Or shall we call you “IT”. Would you like that?
You see, in some of your pictures, you sometimes look a human, and in the other picture you look like an ape. And you seems to be proud of it.
If God asked you to suck his big god male dick , would you? just asking.