ANSWERS: 39
  • Absolutely not. I sincerely and firmly believe in Her.
  • Its not completly unreasonable but you are misreading the passage. Man was created in God's image in so far as we experience the same feelings and emotions as God does. Happiness, anger, saddness, love . . . Most Christians don't belive that this passage means that we physically look like God.
  • Yes, it tells you in the Bible that God is Jesus's Father.
  • "God" is Spirit. Jesus ALSO said that. It has no form, It just IS.
  • What planet are you from? Humans on this earth do not start out as female and then change to male! If they do then this is something completely knew to me-I am almost fifty years old and have NEVER heard that humans start out as females and change. I know that there are some in the animal kingdom that can change the sexual preference when they are out numbered by one sex or another. But NEVER have I heard of that happening to humans-other than transexuals and that is not automatically-they spend a lot of money to make the changes complete. I'm at the local college right now and know a great Dr. who teaches Anatomy & Physiolgy here and I am going to track him down and ask him this. I made a 98 in his class (just three semesters ago) and don't ever remember that we start out as females. That being said as a Christian I believe EVERY word in the Bible and it states 'God created MAN in His own image-the mans name was ADAM, He then created women (a companion for Adam) out of Adams rib and they called her EVE.' Now this isn't word per word from the Bible-but most of us have read this-I know that Antigonerising has read this because she has stated many times that she has read the Bible more than once. Hope this helps your inquiry. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • The question of gender is a human one and for us it appears necessary to belong to one or the other. However if we can extend our thinking and look at God as spiritual....the question of gender should not arise. It is not necessary for the spirit to propergate, therefore to be created in God's image does not mean that we should be male or female. Similarly to be born with defects or disabilities does not mean that God has those same afflictions. The spirit is not an earthly entity....it is not of earthly substance...whereas the human body may be deformed or the human mind affected... the spirit remains in the image of God.
  • One must first accept that there is a 'GOD' having swallowed that premise one must then assume that 'GOD' has to be one or the other as far as gender is concerned. WRONG! If one believes in 'GOD' one must accept that 'GOD' is not human but spiritual, and as a spiritual entity the question of sexual agenda does not come into it because as a spirit that spirit is not required to procreate. Therefore the question is irrelevant
  • Far more likely, and here is the story of how it *really* happened: http://tinyurl.com/288ez2
  • I seek a convincing truth, not hearsay or some story written by the so-called ancient learn-ed. I don't wish to be brainwashed by religious rote. Out there somewhere in this wonderful world of ours lies buried the evidence we need that will put us all on the path to that truth. There has been and will be opposition from all aspects of religous sects as that truth is revealed. In some instances that truth may support certain aspects of our current beliefs, in other instances it could destroy our individual concept of religion as it has been presented to us. But bit by bit we are all gaining knowledge, of our past, of our present stage of evolution and in some cases a look into the future through the discoveries of scientific bodies. In the meantime...... an exchange of views....... and knowledge........ thoughts and beliefs can only broaden our education. We don't have to give up anything, we can retain our faith, practice our religion and remain open minded enough to embrace the substantiated truth as and when it is presented. Some may say that truth has already been presented...... in the bible. I would then direct them to research the origins of that bible..... the exclusions as well as those testaments included. It was cobbled together by a committee and it served a purpose in its early days........ today there are many who are not so gullible...... and prefer to ask...."How" and "Why" So in answer to your question perhaps it should be wait and (S)HE
  • No. I've always thought that when I look up, I see heaven.
  • It's unreasonable to mix religion with scientific theory and expect to produce answers that satisfy both.
  • From what I understand, he or she can be any form he or she wants. The whole thing is confusing to me anyway.
  • Well, personally I don't subscribe to the idea that God has a sex, as it is neither a physical being, nor a being that needs to reproduce. I do believe in a creator after a fashion, but think that a patriarchal society probably just assumed it was male.
  • I think you got it mixed up. God created man in his own image. he took a rib from adam and created eve. Therefore he is masculine.
  • I don't think god is a woman. I think women were gods gift to himself, as well as to men.
  • I Really Dont Think So. Maybe He Can Creat A Body For Himself. But I Think Of Him As An Entity Without Gender.
  • Great question! I find it interesting that everyone who answered seemed knowledgable in the fact the the human fetus begins female. WTG AB PEOPLE!!!
  • I believe God would have a good reason to create this earth and place us here. I feel like he cares for me eternally. If this is so, I would like to think that there is an eternal reason why we are male and female. If not it would seem to me God has little purpose in the way he does things. Are we stooges or are we inportant to Him? I choose to believe that gender is part of his eternal plan and if so why? Could it be that we have sex in Heaven?
  • God is neither male nor female. He is a Spirit being who created man (actually meaning humanrace) in His image. IN His "image" means having His qualities in a finite way - eg. emotions, feeling, thoughts, ability to create, work etc. Man and women both have the attributes of His : )
  • No.In Hindu mythology we have always considered the female as God with spirit and active principle and the male has always been depicted as passive principle.She is worshipped as Mother!No, the male God is not the father!
  • IF God is concerned for us he would make our life be meaningful both here and in our life after this earth life. So, I believe that gender has an important role now and in our future. I assume that it is also important for Him. We are made in His image, male and female created He them KJV. I have a fantastic relationship to my spouse I could see us together for a long long time. Without her I would think this life is a bad joke. I am even begining to enjoy my children. Maybe we can still see each other on the other side and enjoy each other forever.
  • on a lighter note: from what i understand from todays female gender "they're always moaning about us men",so if god was a woman, dont you think she would have made a better job of creating a man:) but on a hope not too offensive note, as all of us start out as female,so "if god was a woman" she may have been a lesbian who just couldnt make her mind up:)
  • I know a lot of people will probably downrate this—not based on merit, but on whether or not they agree with me—but so be it. The word “God,” as it appears in the Bible, is often used to refer to what could best be described as a monolatristic pantheon. We worship our Father in Heaven, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a Mother in Heaven, too. Who ever heard of a father without a mother? It’s unnatural. The other thing you need to recognize is that “man” is a historically neuter term. Way back when, the prefix for male was “were” and the prefix for female was “wo.” Thus, male man = “wereman” and female man = “woman.” It’s only more recently that “wereman” has fallen into complete disuse and “man” has come to mean the male of the species instead of mankind as a whole. HTH!
  • Is God a Spirit so unlike us. Christ said if we were to see Him he would be just like Christ. How then is he a spirit that is unlike us. Christ was reserected with His mortal body. Why make God so unpersonal. Jesus said we should be like him. He said we could become one with the Father as he is one. I choose to believe as Jesus said, God the Father looks just like his Son Jesus Christ.
  • I like your thinking....
  • Jade, Most higher life forms require a male and a female. If there is a Father in heaven it just makes sence that there is a Mother in heaven. Nice thought I think.
  • On a lighter note: If we all start out as female and then some progress to male then male is the more advanced, improved and evolved version and female is the prototype. (DR me all you bloody well like, this is a joke! TOP OF THE WORLD, MA!!!)
  • Yes, I am saying that God is neither male nor female,God is not in 'human' form but spiritual. Man was made in the form of God but of an earthly substance. A fragile creation of God's making that needs to propergate in order to develop and survive,as does all earth's creatures and plants. Whereas the Spirit does not! The Spirit of God is as a fountain of continuous flow and each living thing is at birth touched and enriched by this flow. In the case of 'humans' and their evolvement they were also endowed with 'free will' The individual has the choice to embrace the Spirit or renounce its source. The choice and subsequent consequences are yours to make and endure or enjoy.
  • You are mixing concepts from two completely different view of the world. A bit like trying to mix, say, a children's fairy story with an action adventure. Like asking if James Bond had a Fairy Godmother who gave him three wishes. The statement that God created man "in his own image" is from Genesis. A literal belief in Genesis, unlike the rest of the Bible, is incompatible with science. The concept that humans start out as comes from the science "story". If you want to believe in science, you have to take Genesis as at best metaphorical, and more likely a pre-scientific folk tale. And if "man in his own image" is metaphorical, it probably refers only to mind: God created man with consciousness and understanding of the world like His, not as a dumb animal. In which case any concept of gender is irrelevant.
  • God created life... females give life... stands to reason god is a she. I had heard that they were gonna do a remake of the Oh God Movies with Ellen Degeneres in the title role... The image appealed to me.
  • Wake up and taste the coffee, religion is in its self a myth! A creation by early beings to control the populace. The world is flat, the garden is Eden, the Ark is a ship of our salvation. In truth the bible is a selected collection of myths that suited the purpose of an ambitious body of heretics who wished to govern their known world. Teacher of Righteousness 100- 53 BC Let me tell you of a story of an era long ago wherein there lived a Teacher, the Scrolls, they tell us so. These Scrolls contained the Law of Moses and were the Chronicles of the Jews. A history of the Essene sect is included in there too. This Leader of the Essenes born one hundred years B.C. features in these ancient writings, known as the Scrolls of the Dead Sea. He lived by a Manual of Discipline and taught the Law unto His own, the Teacher of Righteousness, or the Messiah, as he was known. His teachings were of Love and Peace, of sharing with a brother. He was the first to teach these ways, before Him there was no other. He was Martyred for His cause by Aristobulus Mark II. His teachings did survive His death and were chronicled by a Jew. Such writings recorded within the Scrolls are there for us to see, impairing authority of the Masoretic text, they are withheld from you and me. The uniqueness of Christ is now at stake, was he an Essene student too? Yes, for thirty years he learned His trade to pass His findings on to you. This myth is oft repeated throughout our history, it is but a means of intimidation to control both you and me. In effect we are but microbes that survived both frost and fire and as the world evolved our position in that evolution just got higher and higher. The prehistoric animals were wiped out by asteroid disaster, only the smallest mammals survived and over years became the master. Top preditors in the food chain, we as humans did evolve, to conquer the world and all that is in it, that is our resolve. To fight and kill and argue, that is our nature and our way, but to think that there is a God and that God is a woman......... NO WAY!
  • That is a great question. :-) But since god doesn't really exist - I'll just give you pts. +5
  • Seeing that women are thought of as secondary in Christianity I doubt God is a woman. I doubt God has a sex at all. He doesn't reproduce he creates.
  • YES IT IS! To the same degree as those who assume the God to be deninitely a man. Just another radical view of the DIVINE--yet very important to the [gender] feminists in their effort to implement the "departriarchalizing principle" and establish female preponderance. Because the argument you use--albeit frivolous--reflects the same bias. How much of a difference would it make to you if the God were a woman? We still have hunger, poverty, wars, racism, famine, diseases, homelessness, inequality, etc. Those areas of human lives have been neglected--whether the God be a woman or a man. The way you present your analogy is quite intersting to me because whether you believe in the bible--or in a god for that matter--or not is unclear to me. What is clear, however, you were willing to quot the bible where it says: "God created man in His own image", to support or make your argument valid, but then you completely dismissed the story of Adam & Eve which surmises how the God created man and woman. And by the way, during the early development of fertilization, the fetus's [gonads] remain undifferentiated--that is, one cannot tell whether is a woman or man eventhough the gender pridisposition(male or female) has been determined by the kind of sperm that fertilizes the oocyte(or egg). That being said, my idea of the DIVINE is--more or less--anthropomorphic, but in that idea I'm also inclined to think that the nature of the Supreme Divine includes both genders.
  • no its not
  • No. God is spiritual. But Jesus referred to him as our Father - a masculine term. The bible refers to him as "Him" and "He" throughout and the bible is the Word of God - every word inspired by Him, God-breathed.
  • yes. god is a caveman myth. It was concocted by Cave MEN. (Why do you think the bible condones lesbians but says to kill gay guys? Hmm? And why do you imagine it says "women shut up in church and government"? and that you cant even talk to god on your own, because you aren't really a human, but a ''helper'' to a human?? Why do you suppose all that language is in there?
  • Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 5:2 "Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created."

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