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Why would God be a 'man'?

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posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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God, creator of the universe, is driven by all of His holy testosterone. He's so busy, no time to shave off that gray beard and cut that long hair.

Would would something that creates 'a universe' (its the whole universe right?) be bound by such earthly things as hair, hormones, genatalia, JEALOUSY, deep voice, etc? How would any of these things even apply to a 'holy spirit'?

I think it really gets us into the origins of 'God', which is sort of like how did this big bang business happen, and where? I used to ponder the idea that perhaps the universe was 'God', big bang being the birth. Expanding etc like we, and our brains develop. But if thats the case, 'who' 'gave birth' to 'God' (the universe), and where?

But regardless, I just cant seem to wrap my mind around this idea that 'God' is a 'man', a JEALOUS one at that. One that wants to be worshipped, like many jealous men.




posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 03:06 AM
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Men gave this creation of god, .... all the traits they see in themselves. In fact there was a thread that suggested every individual person, deep down, see god as they see themselves.

and why is that ? why do we create the world around us the way we know it to be ? perhaps we are this god, ... simply allowing " all that is" a forum to express itself, ....

does the thought ever occur, .... that we are creating all of this ? and the computer screen in front of your face only exists because you think it does.



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 03:07 AM
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I think the answer lies in your words...

You're trying to ascribe attributes to God...which...the only attributes you can associate to Him, are those of mankind. With each descriptive word that you cast upon Him, you make Him more of a man in your mind...you're convincing yourself.

As for why we call Him "Him" or "Holy Father", I think that's just a reflection of the cultural times when the manuscripts and such were written. Back then, women weren't exactly in the limelight persay. Their testimony wasn't even valid in court. How are you supposed to spread a religion with a woman as the head figure when women weren't even considered credible witnesses in those days, let alone CREATOR OF EVERYTHING...

In conclusion, try not to think about it too much. It takes two to tango. Mother and Father to create the Son. If you have to...ascribe Him the attribute of asexuality.
It might make it a little bit easier to lay off the man/woman attributes if you do so.

Best Regards
A2D



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 03:09 AM
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God is not a man... (Numbers 23:19)

God is a triune entity. One of those entities, or personages, is known to us as Jesus. Jesus was God in a specially-born human body.

God is an it. No one has seen Him. We know of Him through His Son.
For example, Stephen, being stoned, looked up and saw the glory of God (the light), but did not see God. God is invisible. John 4:24

Since we cannot see God, we have Him in the body and called Jesus. In that form, we can relate to Him and receive His teachings.

Bob George in Classic Christianity gives a good example. He says it like this. A farmer is plowing his acreage. He comes upon an anthill. He hops off the tractor and yells at the ants that they need to move their anthill. The ants don't respond. For the farmer to communicate with the ants, he must become one of them.

[edit on 12/5/2009 by Jim Scott]



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 03:22 AM
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I would think he is a man because humanity is getting screwed. Only a man would get such passive, loving obsession from men. "Oh Captain my Captain!"



[edit on 5-12-2009 by halfoldman]



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 03:23 AM
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All i have to say to this is:

Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.

Man has created God(s) in he's own image.

But we never use according to our own likeness. Because we dont think God is like us.

I think we are the image of Good and Evil. Like Satan and Jesus is depicted in the Bible.

The image is not what you see in the mirror. What God means is the image of your soul.





[edit on 27.06.08 by spy66]



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 03:37 AM
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GOD was a woman until she changed her mind.



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 04:17 AM
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Wouldn't God being a man be so much like all of the one's who wrote about God? They were guys.

Perhaps they finally got tired of God being a woman. And all that crap that goes with that sort of stufff. Just like the pendulum has been swiinging for, since, forever? As a child of the 50's and 60's. I have seen the pendulum go back the other way. Depending, of course, upon the culture. It's not like women control much of the world these days.

God was originally a woman and women were the priestessess. A guy married a woman and became a member of HER family, that was ruled by HER MOM, or some other mom. Heh. Just saying.

And then a guy said, Hey! I don't like this. So eventually the pendulum went the other way.

My bloodline encompasses many different peoples. I would like to think that I could pick and choose. But, no. I can't be a Seneca, because the "race' came to me through a male Seneca who married a "white" woman. Ut, oh. Lost that family. I also had a Jew in my family, oops. It wasn't a woman. Okay, I am not a Jew. WTF?

Some woman, please tell me just who exactly "what I am." Heh. Not really. I KNOW who I am. lol. I don't need your blessing, just like a woman doesn't need a blessing from some tribal or racist individual.

Don't you all know that God is a woman? That's why stuff is so screwed up.
Freaking jealousy and control.God is one of those girls in one of those teen girls movies, like Mean Girls. Dayum. God is Lindsey Lohan.


Gee, God looked better when she was about 17 than when she turned 21.



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 07:16 AM
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Infinity is hard to imagine



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 01:38 PM
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An image is not an authentic.

So man is fake. God is fake.



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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Infinity is hard to imagine


Why bother, it's impossible to imagine infinity.

God is omnipresent and exist as all things in existence, which includes all potential life existing in the universe and all life on earth, so why exists as man?

The problem with man today is that they are anthropocentric.





[edit on 5-12-2009 by GrandKitaro777]



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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because a woman wouldnt mess it up as it is messed up right now.

[edit on 5-12-2009 by Dumbass]



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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God wished to express His relationship to us as a Father/Child relationship, not a Mother/Child relationship.

I love it that He did this. Due to this expression, we think of him as Father.

Of course, this has nothing to do with His gender. or lack thereof.



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 05:43 PM
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Because the bible was written (mostly) by men in a male-dominated world, so it's little wonder that these men would ascribe a "fatherly/male" quality to God.

Of course, the way the men who wrote the bible perceived God has nothing whatsoever to do with the real essence of God (that is, if God exists).



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