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    Re: Is God male or female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    If God existed at all, what else could we possibly consider him to be? Attachment 67152498
    The collective conscious and subconscious of all entities living and 'dead'. It amazes me that people cannot even conceive of a God other than a deity, such is the pervasiveness of theism. Theism has terribly limited our ability to conceive forces beyond our perception and control.

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    Re: Is God male or female?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The collective conscious and subconscious of all entities living and 'dead'.
    The Warhammer 40,000 approach. Okay...

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    Re: Is God male or female?

    The depiction of god as a gender neutral creature Is a very modern PC kind of view. A century ago such a thing would have been unthinkable. To a lot of people now it would be unthinkable. For the vast majority of time when people have worshiped this character, it has been intrinsically male. Of course, this god and his religions are extremely misogynistic, too.
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    Re: Is God male or female?

    God is absolute.

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    Re: Is God male or female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The depiction of god as a gender neutral creature Is a very modern PC kind of view. A century ago such a thing would have been unthinkable. To a lot of people now it would be unthinkable. For the vast majority of time when people have worshiped this character, it has been intrinsically male. Of course, this god and his religions are extremely misogynistic, too.
    then again not all religions were originally monotheistic in nature. back in Greek and roman times there were multiple gods

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    Re: Is God male or female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The Warhammer 40,000 approach. Okay...
    I don't know that that is. Are you ****ting on someone else's metaphysical beliefs? That's very low class considering the respect I give Christians.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 08-23-13 at 01:20 AM.

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    Re: Is God male or female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The depiction of god as a gender neutral creature Is a very modern PC kind of view. A century ago such a thing would have been unthinkable. To a lot of people now it would be unthinkable. For the vast majority of time when people have worshiped this character, it has been intrinsically male. Of course, this god and his religions are extremely misogynistic, too.
    None but the very ignorant have ever accepted the "old bearded man in the sky" approach to religion as being anything even remotely resembling the reality of the situation.

    In the Old Testament, God was much more likely to appear as a force of nature, or something completely alien to earthly experience entirely (like a flaming wheel, for instance), than anything which could be said to possess definitively human characteristics, let alone a readily definable gender.

    All that anyone knows for certain is that angels sometimes appeared as men, and that Christ himself was pretty definitely a man.

    I also completely fail to see how Christianity is any way "misogynistic."
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    Re: Is God male or female?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I don't know that that is. Are you ****ting on someone else's metaphysical beliefs? That's very low class considering the respect I give to Christians.
    Not necessarily. I was simply pointing out that the idea bears a high degree of similarity to what exists in the Warhammer 40K universe.

    i.e.

    According to WH40K, our own universe is intrinsically linked with another universe of pure energy which exists parallel to our own. For some unexplained reason, the thoughts, emotions, and beliefs of sentient creatures cast "shadows" of themselves in this other universe, which, if expressed strongly enough, and by enough people, are able to become distinct entities in and of themselves.

    This is both good and bad.

    If enough people believe in a kind and loving deity, for instance, it will become real, and can actually exert some degree of influence over the material world if it uses it's followers as conduits.

    On the other hand, however; this also means that the negative emotions are given form as well, and they can actually be significantly more powerful than the positive. They are also able to exert influence over the material world.

    The "god" of hatred, violence, warfare, and rage is the single most powerful of these entities in existence, according to the setting, and he is followed closely by the personification of lust, perversion, and selfish hedonism.

    Needless to say, it's kind of a dark universe.

    If you want to believe in such things, I don't have a problem with it. It would, however; strike me as being a rather strange conclusion to come to without any kind of evidence or scholarly precedent to back it up.

    No offense, but at least traditional religion has some kind of tradition behind it.
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    Re: Is God male or female?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Not necessarily. I was simply pointing out that the idea bears a high degree of similarity to what exists in the Warhammer 40K universe.

    i.e.

    According to WH40K, our own universe is intrinsically linked with another universe of pure energy which exists parallel to our own. For some unexplained reason, the thoughts and emotions of sentient creatures cast "shadows" of themselves in this other universe, which, if held strongly enough, and by enough people, are able to become distinct entities in and of themselves.

    This is both good and bad. If enough people believe in a kind and loving deity, for instance, it will become real, and can actually exert some degree of influence over the material world if it uses it's followers as vessels.

    On the other hand, this also means that the negative emotions are given form as well, and they can actually be significantly more powerful than the positive, and they are also able to exert influence over the material world.

    For example, the "god" of hatred, violence, warfare, and rage is the single most powerful of these entities in existence; followed closely by the personification of lust, perversion, and selfish hedonism.

    Needless to say, it's kind of a dark setting.

    If you want to believe in such things, I don't have a problem with it. It would, however; strike me as being a rather strange thing to come up with without any kind of evidence.

    No offense, but at least traditional religion has some kind of tradition behind it.
    I don't believe in anything supernatural or mystical. I don't believe in alternate universes or any kind of consciousness after death.

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    Re: Is God male or female?

    gawd? I she was Canadian

    but whadda I know I'm an Atheist
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