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Sounds like Pantheism to me doc. if everything is God, then I don't think that he could have created anything. To create is to bring something into existance, and he already existed so he just divided instead of creating huh.
Originally posted by zeramzeram
OK... to Buddha, the universe and God were essentially the same thing... therefore Buddha was essentially a part of God, and so are we for that manner (although we are not God manifest, like Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, etc...). In that context, God could clearly be considered to be any gender at a given moment, all genders, or genderless (i.e. a rock).
I believe that in this way the founders of the Christian church (which essentially means the Catholic church) could claim that God was male without being frankly disingenuous. It was clearly their goal to create a male dominated hierarchy, and although they wiped out most gnostic ideas in the first couple of centuries, it is undeniable that virtually all of the "lost" gospels that have ever been found espouse a very different church than the one we have today - one in which the role of the female is not denegrated or lessened in any way (or at least in which gender is not considered).
To anyone who doesn't know... the reason that we think of God as a male with white hair and a beard is that in order to appeal to the Romans in power at that time, the early church made an effort to make the transition easy - so Yahweh took the image of Zeus as his own. (somewhat in the manner that early Christian coinage does not agree on what Jesus looked like).
I guess what I'm getting at is, it all comes down to human nature. What we believe is what we believe, and hopefully, that helps us make our way through our lives as successfully as possible, and with as little existential doubt as possible - but it is all only belief, at least until we die, ascend, transcend, or whatever proves to happen when you close your eyes for the last time!
Originally posted by Hailthekingoflights
First we must understand what makes a person a man or woman. Then we must realize that God is a spirit, and not Carnal. Immaterial and not material, intangable and not tangable. God the Son came in the form of a man, but was ressurected with a new eternal, incurruptible spirit body. Matt. 22:30 "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." Now God created marriage for reproduction, so in heaven the Church will not marry or procreate. So we're left with the assumption that we won't have any sexual organs since we will be perfect and not have to make children.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
The soul has no gender. We are made in God's image. In the image of his soul.
Originally posted by UnconsciousEntity
How can he be something he created?
Originally posted by marg6043
In ancient times people used to worship the godess because she was the bringer of life.
Later is turned into a male god, and the church was born.