Female Bishop of Gloucester wants to neuter God

Since God is made in the image that man (or woman) decides, I suppose it does not really matter.

But there is something quite delicious about the female Bishop of Gloucester wanting, not to make God female, but to neuter Him/She/It. Now if God did have a gender, He (and any Goddesses He might have) could be a little upset.

At least as a Him or a Her, 50% of the world could be in His or Her image. But as an It, there would be very few. I suppose all references by Jesus to his Father in the Bible could be easily edited to be about his genderless Parent.

The Independent:

The Church of England should stop using male pronouns when referring to God in order to counter the erroneous belief that the Almighty has a gender, the first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords has said.

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rev Rachel Treweek, the Church’s most senior clergywoman, was being introduced to the Upper House today as one of Parliament’s 26 Lords Spiritual. 

Speaking before the event, the bishop raised the issue of God’s gender, saying: “We’re told that God created human beings in God’s likeness… If I am made in the image of God, then God is not to be seen as male. God is God.”

Instead of using either “He” or “She” to describe God, Bishop Treweek said she  prefers simply to use the word “God”. 

Of course the Bishop of Gloucester was only trying to establish a modicum of feminist credentials, though she stopped short of claiming that gender was obsolete:

“If it means I believe that men and women were created by God as equal but different, then yes I’m a feminist. But if it means women wanting to be men – and sometimes that’s a slight feeling of being loud and domineering – then I would reject that.”

Hinduism took care of this by having available a half-male, half-female God, Ardhanarisvara.

Whenever the priests of some religion determine the nature of their God, it’s a little bit like a bunch of manufactured robots deciding, among themselves, that they were not man-made but woman-made. And it becomes really stupid (or intelligent depending upon your point of view) when robots who think they are man-made go to war against robots who think they are woman-made.

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2 Responses to “Female Bishop of Gloucester wants to neuter God”

  1. kassi anderson Says:

    She needs to read the bible and quit playing god. The bible clearly outlines….Man was
    made in HIS image…and then WOMAN was created! Gen 1:27….”So God created man in
    HIS own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created He them.”
    Gal 3:28…He does say we male/female are equal under God. We will be judged equally.
    Rev 18….”For I testify unto every man that heareth of the words of the prophesy of this book,
    If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this
    book. 19…..And if any man shall take away from the words of this book of this prophesy, God
    shall take always his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things
    which are written in this book.”
    She is a FALSE PROPHET, one we are warned about in the book. 2 Tim chap 4…..3. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their OWN LUSTS shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    4. and they shall turn away their ears from truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
    Matthew 7: 15 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
    2 Peter 2:2 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
    If…IF this WOMAN…really is a child of God…She will proudly share HIS word…NOT hers!

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