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Forum: Other Astrology 10-25-2017, 03:32 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

JA, the ancient Egyptians had a solar god, Ra (Re,) but the father-god of Judaism, Babylon, Greece, Rome, and the Levant was actually a rain and storm deity. Jupiter/Zeus, El of the Phoenicians and...
Forum: Other Astrology 10-25-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,386
Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

Abby, I believe in God, but not as the old man up in the sky. God to me is a presence or matrix in which our lives occur. If God really created the cosmos, which extends hundreds of light years...
Forum: Other Astrology 10-24-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,386
Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

One thing to keep in mind is how language is gendered, and how other religions differ from the biblical tradition.

Hebrew is a gendered language with no neuter pronouns so you can't much write...
Forum: Other Astrology 10-15-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,386
Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

Hard to say, App Leo. I have been married to a man for over 40 years (2, one for 20 years, one for 21 years.) Not counting a BF of 3 years before that. I am the mother of a son and grandmother to...
Forum: Other Astrology 10-15-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,386
Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

Funny ha-ha, or funny stupid, App-Leo?

You have no idea.
Forum: Other Astrology 10-15-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,386
Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

Historically religions gave their gods male and/or female characteristics. In a lot of ancient creation stories, sex and procreation were the only ways they understood human beings to come about.
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Forum: Other Astrology 10-15-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,386
Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

I did, during part of my adolescence. This wasn't an interest in physically/anatomically being a boy. It was to be able to become a more assertive self-actualizing individual who could be taken...
Forum: Other Astrology 10-14-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,386
Posted By waybread
Re: Human existence: the gender of God

If God really exists, God has to be so far beyond our human notions of male and female... I don't think it works to paste our narrow, socially-created concepts of gender (dominant male, submissive...
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