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      Why is God portrayed with a masculine name

      Why do we always use him, or he, or his, to represent whatever of god. God doesn't have a gender or anything this has always confused me... I mean apart from when we use given names like the almighty, all powerful etc... it is always his power, his glower, glorify him, he struck down.... and so on. any thoughts?
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      It's quite obvious really, In the bible there were only males, God and the angels, It wasen't untill adem wished for eve that wemon appeared. Plus he is predominant name-wise so calling god a she dosen't work either way.

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      god givith us pie
      i have no clue why we call him "him"
      and i think this needs to be in Philosophy maybe? ponder away
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      Because in the English language, the default gender for anything that could have any gender is "he". It's more logical than just saying he/she/it and it reads better.

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      Originally posted by Kaniaz
      Because in the English language, the default gender for anything that could have any gender is \"he\". It's more logical than just saying he/she/it and it reads better.
      lol that could be it too
      but i prefer she/he/it or sheheit
      but then again GestaltAlteration i think is closer
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      Well, females were considered not as important back in like, the dark ages when the bible was written by some monk dudes. So I suppose they just did it all in "he" anyway.

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      Calling him "it" all the time would be disrespectful.

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      Originally posted by Kaniaz
      Well, females were considered not as important back in like, the dark ages when the bible was written by some monk dudes. So I suppose they just did it all in \"he\" anyway.
      not true.


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      I think it's because the women wasn't worth as much as the men was back in that time when the bible was written. It was obvious that God must be a man. All the leaders and all big ppl were men and the women were in the kitchen cooking and taking care of the men... ahh good times... "He" probably just followed all the way to our time. And what else should you call God... it? Maybe they can come up with a word instead of he, thats better than it... Any suggestions?
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      Originally posted by dj0s
      I think it's because the women wasn't worth as much as the men was back in that time when the bible was written.
      and again I say, not true.


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      Originally posted by Paperdoll EP

      and again I say, not true.
      and why do you say that?
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      Because women can\'t drive!

      I would just have to say it's a male dominance thing.

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      It's just a book. What does it matter?

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      okay, so when the book was written by the enlightened aposteles, women magically werent inferior to men in their opinions at the time, or something?

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      Originally posted by Paperdoll EP+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Paperdoll EP)</div>
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      I think it's because the women wasn't worth as much as the men was back in that time when the bible was written.
      and again I say, not true.[/b]
      ... actualy... It was true... How come wemon wern't allowed to vote untill not to long ago? were they as important in peoples eyes then... droped to being inferior then rose to par again?

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      This is easy. "God created man in the image of himself."

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      You guys don't have all the facts on the women thing. The history is pretty complex! Has anyone read the DaVinci Code? I recommend that, it clears up a LOT of stuff. Anyway, in the very beginning, women were practically seen as holy creatures, but then some crap with churches happened and blah blah blah.. I really don't remember too much, but this thing goes waaaaaaay back.

      The only thing they teach in schools is like the period of the early 20th century, where women had no rights, then things began to change.. but that's only a tiny part in a huge history.


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      That's man; which sometimes refers to all human beings.
      Hey I looked smart then. D:

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      Cause Jesus called him father .

      Well, Abba. Hrm.
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      There are some who worship the Divine Feminine, also called Deity or Goddess. It sort of balances out in the end. As for me, I might have been totally offended back when I was more of a diehard feminist, but now I really don't care one way or the other. He, She, It, whatever. My faith doesn't acknowledge a single omnipotent deity anyway, so it really doesn't matter to me.
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      God is refered to as a FATHER FIGURE.
      Fathers are naturally male...

      That is why.
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      *clings on to lowercase's leg*




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      Because males dominated social classes in those time and still do!

      If god exist, god cant be a him or a male.
      Because that would mean he would be incomplete.
      A god would be above being a male or female.
      Thats so obvious that it hurts my eyes.
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      Check out this site for a good read on the move toward monotheism and the masculine aspect of god.
      http://www.geocities.com/spenta_mainyu_2/motheism.htm

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