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What is the Gender of God???

back in 3rd year high, there was an open forum in our religion
class… my teacher asked us to formulate some questions regarding
religion and spiritual stuffs… my seatmate didn’t know what to ask
and i told her my question… anyways… since she was the first one
to be called… she stole, i mean “borrowed” it… but it sounded
stupid:

Is God a boy or a girl?

then i heard a silent laugh at some persons on the front row… and
our teacher answered sarcastically: what do you think?? of course! a
boy!!!… why do we refer to God as the ‘Father’, ‘Him”, ‘His’…
etc.???

my seatmate blushed at the thought of it… maybe because the question
didn’t sound right…

and that somewhat stopped the discussion there… but if you ask me,
it isn’t something worth laughing becoz it’s obvious… in fact, that
question is still left unanswered by me and i’m a bit afraid to ask
someone or open it up coz i might end up in the same situation as what
my seatmate had… but then when i’ll ask some spiritual
something-something about it, then he’ll/she’ll probably tell me not
to focus on Him… and that i’d likely be accused of blasphemy for
questioning…

anyways, after thinking it over, a ‘sign’ from above was shown to me
inside the jeep that i rode on…

“Kahibalo ang LORD kung kinsa ang dili mubayad” (The LORD knows who
doesn’t pay).

and underneath that ‘saying’ was the tariff… and i, of course, payed
for my fare. lolz.

posted Friday, 9 July 2004

CNBGirl made this comment,
What kind of reason is that? The only reason that God is referred to
as ‘He’ is for simplicity’s sake. (It may also have been borne because
of the male’s attempt to subdue the female – but I don;t want to go
there. :D) There is no evidenciary proof that God is either male or
female or if God even has a gender for that matter. Humans will NEVER
ever fathom the mystery of God. So we tend to over-simplify things so
that our feeble little minds can try (though unsuccessfully) to
comprehend it.
Hinde naman ako galit. =P

comment added :: 10th July 2004, 00:49 GMT+08
A visitor made this comment,
hmmm, dont remember that.. maybe i was absent, as always.. lolz.. =)
niX

comment added :: 10th July 2004, 11:49 GMT+08
A visitor made this comment,
i quite agree with cnbgirl. precisely what’s on my mind while reading
your post.and an unsolicited advise, don’t be afraid to question
what’s accepted as the ‘truth’.
Paul

comment added :: 10th July 2004, 22:44 GMT+08
A visitor made this comment,
well it’s a ‘patriarchal’ religion
amia

comment added :: 10th July 2004, 23:38 GMT+08
nicole made this comment,
hmmm..i think jews were such a patriarchal society that they
immediately referred to God as “him”
take care!
nicole

comment added :: 11th July 2004, 00:42 GMT+08
edandhisdarkgreenlife made this comment,
cnbgirl: i totally agree with u! it’s just that u can’t blurt these
things out to a teacher who judges you directly without even thinking
what’s going on with your mind. i mean, she makes you look stupid! and
since it was a catholic school, you’re expected to follow and just
listen more…
niX: absent? physically or mentally? (joke!)

paul: as what i’ve said, it’s hard since your in their ‘territory’ and
the taecher’s mind isn’t open. but i still wan’t to here what my
classmates have to say, also the teacher’s too…

amia: i think everything is… now i know it’s going to stir a lot of
debates regarding sexuality and the like.

nicole: yes but that’s why i decided to post this coz i read the first
chapters of paulo coelho’s “by the river pietra…” where the guy
mentioned about the feminine side of god…

comment added :: 12th July 2004, 17:13 GMT+08


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