quote:Originally posted by Melesi:
Well, we have to call him something, but from the Biblical record, if the words of God mean anything at all, his own preference seems to be for the masculine reference. This does not make him male, nor does it speak to the superiority of either sex (which Biblically is taught against both implicitly as in Genesis and in Pauline references to women who appear to be leafers in some of the churches, and explicitly in, say, Ephesians 5. It simply means that there is something in ...him...that makes...him...appear to us more masculine than feminine.
Which also means that feminist attempts to attach more feminine concepts to God are misled, making the masculinist mistake in the opposite direction. He who made man and woman and blessed them both equally made them equal, which seems to say that man and woman are in fact equals.