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Truely curious...Why refer to God a "him", or "he"?

Why do so many who believe in God, make reference to "Him"?

Even in the bible, verses state that mankind was made in the image/likeness of the creator. Women (female) are the only ones that have the ability to procreate, and to nurish life.

If God is relfected in mankind then surely He would be a Woman.

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 12:59 PM on Dec. 10, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • idk...but i'm sure you are about to get lots of bible verses
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 1:07 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • i dont believe God is male or female. however, i use male pronouns b/c thats what i was raised around. and the reasons church use "he" is simple...back in the day no one would dare assume God was female b/c females were no more than property.

    i dont have any Bible verses...i dont think this was even a question when the Bible was written.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 1:21 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • i believe God to be male because when he created Adam, he said let us create man in our image according to our likeness.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • Because it's a misogynist faith. Historically, the Bible crafted references to goddesses casting them as evil demons so people would desert them and only worship the God of the Bible and keep their women as chattel, as dictated by the Bible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • Because in these beliefs God first created Adam, ------- then afterwards created Eve from one of his ribs.
    zanzeebeel

    Answer by zanzeebeel at 1:40 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • doesnt it say something like "he gave his only begotten son"
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 1:40 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • God is a Father not only to Adam but Jesus as well as us all. Jesus is the Son of God and Holy Spirit carries much of the nurturing and comforting that women carry. Which means Holy Spirit displays much of the feminine characteristics. He is a HE because He created MAN first. He is first God the Father to me who sends the Holy Spirit to be a comfort and nurture me in the way I need to be nurtured and Jesus the Son leads and guides me with His words of life.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:41 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • Because men think having a penis hanging between your legs makes you more important.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 1:49 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • The bible was written by men. Women had two options - own (daughter/wife) or lease (whore)
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:51 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • Shane, you dont make any sence!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

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