In Genesis, God created man in his own image. Does this mean that God is a male? What do you think?
In Genesis, God created man in his own image. Does this mean that God is a male? What do you think?
Pls, know that a male specie can be of anything. (Goat,Dog, monkey e.t.c). God is not a male, he is a MAN. He created man in his own image(not male). Jesus also said that "He that sees me, sees my father also). Jesus was a man. And by the statement made, it therefore means that GOD is a man not a male. Goat and Man are not the same.
God is not man
Recognise that man is used in the context of human beings (i.e. man equals male and female)
Though He has the attributes of a father and is called God the Father, God the Father is not male
God is gender-neutral
For obvious reasons God the Son is male
Also true women are created in the form of male (i.e. they are a male with a womb)
The Gen 2:23 verse of man and woman is the Hebrew translation of Ish and Isha
Time and space are not allies to allow elaborations
You are the same person going forth and back. Saying things like deviations with refrence to my post. I didnt throw a fist at anyone, so I dont know where you derived your idea of "fighting" from, but maybe you are worried about the way I lay down logical points, did I threaten you?
Practice what you preach, dont pick on me, let me be.
Oh my reason for saying that was its simple. Based on the revelations of the book I firmly believe in, which I believe comes from God, its stated clearly that he has no gender.
Gender only comes into question when there is pro-creation I think? When you tend to look at what God qualifies as that certain process is not required because of his associative power, and thus such conclusion can be reached that he does not need to have that part of human that indicates a difference.
I answered it based on the feedback I get from people. God is a combination of male and female but u cant really say its male or female. That he created us in his image does not mean that his image is ours, it is close but not exactly so it makes sense to say God is no man or woman, but something close to man and woman, whatever answer people give to this question is right depending on the perspective we look at it, I hope these helps
Well, but, of course, there are several women leaders past and present in the world, some of which include the following:
¤ Presidents -
¤ Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel
¤ Finland - (President) Tarja Halonen
¤ Liberia - President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
¤ Chile - President Michelle Bachelet
¤ Jamaica - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller
¤ South Korea - Prime Minister Han Myung-Sook
¤ New Zealand - Prime Minister Helen Clark (1999)
¤ Ireland - President Mary McAleese (1997).
. . . and Sirimavo Bandaranaike who was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for about 40 years (from 1960 to 2000). There are other women leaders in business, economics, sports, arts, academia, and so many, many others. God is a loving God and He's NOT polarised to the world of men; so, yes, He has made both men and women leaders in several walks of socio-political and economic life. I believe He's greater than the gender issue.
My guy i will implore u to shun any analysis about GOD cos the more you try to do that the more you are enmeshed in confusion and controversy, Shun it guys.
Remember the saying ''the more you look,the less you see''
that establised how more you get confused when you begin to raise this type of issue about GOD.
Well I think its important and I belive that my assertions in this thread is right because my actual name means "Mind of God"
I strongly belive that apart from male and female, there are other genders that God did not create and one of these genders is where God belong. One of these "other" genders is sole and only God has it. It might have the ability to re-create itself. No body knows but if u get closer to God, he will reveal himself to you. Guys my first book is comming out next year and even though its not religious book, it will cover a lot of ground we have over looked on earth
Infact the more i think about this topic, the more I see that our knowledge or wisdom is nothing compared to what God has. It is possible that there could be another class of sexual group that God did not create.
This group might be the one God belongs to. A group other than male or female. Maybe this group belongs to our God alone for he is a selfish God and will not like to share certain things with man, concidering that if he allows us to have his type of gential, we will abuse it like Indecency
How do you differentiate between 'man' and 'male'?
(a) The animals have 'males' among them; but there is no 'man' among the lot of animals.
(b) Man and animals have 'flesh' - and both have 'males' among them.
(c) Animals share the 'male' and 'flesh' features of human beings; but the former (animals) were not created in God's image.
From these three, would it be reasonable to -
(a) compare God to 'man' because He is not a 'male' (as human beings and animals have 'males' among them)?
(b) compare God to 'man' who has 'flesh' like animals and yet God is a Spirit?
Let me reference the 'male' and 'man' verses between human beings and animals:
# Animals and human beings have male and females among them -
Gen. 7:2 - "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female:
and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female."
Gen. 5:2 - "Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day
when they were created.
# Animals and human beings have flesh among them -
Gen. 6:19 - "And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark,
to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female."
Gen. 6:3 - "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh:
yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
Is God A Man?
If God is a Man, could someone please explain this scripture for me -
Num. 23:19 - "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said,
and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
Job 33:12 - "Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man."
We speak of God as 'He' and use the masculine pronoun 'His' - that in itself does not make God a Man. You cannot compare God to anything He has created - for He is immeasurably greater and cannot be compared with anything in the entire universe -
Isa. 40:17-18 - "All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
Isa. 46:5 - "To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?"
maybe you didnt understand me, its not about a thinking pattern or whatever,
what im saying is like this: you found something you consider true, genuine and you'll want to share it with your friends, so how would you put it to them, like this, i won a scholarship, this is what im enjoying by the scholarship, this is the way if you want to win the scholarship, or if someone were to ask you, i want to become an aethist, tell me what youve been/you are enjoying, which will further encourage me to take the important step you have taken,
now if i win a million dollars, i should have something to show for it, as proof that ive won a million dollars and that im happier than i was before.
another thing: after death, what next?
I said something about fears and phobias. i can't think of how atheism would help me overcome the future, except from the fact that it would give me the sense of urgency to do the best I can, and to be more charitable to others etc.
I wouldn't call it a faith, and your question suggested what I would do/say to make someone become an atheist, I wouldn't.
I have given some of the things I fell I amy have gained from becoming an atheist, however your question was "what would you say is your most propelling reason, citing an example from your own personal life and experience/s, to be a reason, and a compelling reason, why you would be so passionate to explain, expantiate and try to convince, and that if you could, to win a single person to become an Aethist." My reply was and still is sufficient, I wouldn't try to make anyone an atheist.
Atheism is not like many (all?) of the theistic religions, where you feel compelled to try to get everybody to think alike. I suppose it's all relative.
thank you for your replies, but
for your answer to the first question:
If I would credit your personal well being with happiness and well-roundedness, I would also credit the enrichment of your present life with happiness and joy.
*You didnt mention anything about how Aethism has helped you to overcome the past and to have a hope for the future*
For my second question:
example: suppose, that you found a very rare treasure, one of great value/price, suppose you found it either by chance, or for which you have earnestly searched for all your life, and finally you found it, dont you think you would be able to give concrete answers to these questions:
- what you found? how it looks like?
- where/when you found it?
- how you found it?
- what it means to you?
-what you can achieve with it, and
- how your life has changed after finding this rare treasure.
Definitely, you would be able to answer all those questions, should you find such a rare treasure.
*****Now, if someone comes to you with some claim that he has found a great treasure, and he describes it using the best of qualitative-adjectives, and you ask such a one the questions above, and he is not able to give you an answer, in all honesty, dont you think you would doubt his claim of a great treasure-find?
If someone were to come to you seeking for what you have gotten "Aethism" and you arent able to show him the 1,2,3, shoudn't he conclude that you are just doing make-believe?
Really? I thought it was pretty obvious, I guess I'll have to sacrifice some more virgins, before the EAC get word of this.
I don't mind. In all honesty, I don't know if it's down to atheism, but I'm a far more content person, more charitable. I've faced several fears and phobias I had, become, what I would like to think, a more rounded person.
It's not all beds and roses though, as I still battle with things like depression, but despite problems, there's an inner core of happiness within me, happiness that can never be touched nor harmed, happiness that I can only describe as "beautiful joy". there's also a feeling of being, and appreciation for a shortish life. Sorry for the ramble, but that's the first time I've ever written about my conversion to atheism (I've pruned some of it, and cut short the ramble).
really now, that explains many things!!!
now, let me ask: hope you don't mind.
1) How has your Aethist belief helped you as a person? i mean how/what has it contributed to your total well being? your view of the past? an enrichment of the present? and a hope for the future?
2) what would you say is your most propelling reason, citing an example from your own personal life and experience/s, to be a reason, and a compelling reason, why you would be so passionate to explain, expantiate and try to convince, and that if you could, to win a single person to become an Aethist.
This as far as am concerned is not an issue, why the question if God is male or Female when there are other things we need to know in the Bible,Imagine should that be an issue pray for forgiveness.
Worship God and that`s all you can`t know somethings unless if they are revealed to you so let them be.
All right fellas, lets get this over with. God is a man not a male, In the book of genesis, God the 'father' said lets make man in our own image and likeness, God really had the intention of making man like him, but man faultered, so god had a change of plans by making man a male(vulnerable to sin and temptation). I believe we still have Bible skool in our churches, join one
Is God someone, something? i dont think we should refer to God as a person, being female or male. God is neither, The reason why the use "HE" goes back to the gender complex that the world still has to this very day. No one has seen God and lived to tell, so to me he is neither. He is called Father because he is the provider, And like i said it goes back to the gender complex that we humans have concocted,