The debate "Man and women are just labels so god is neither man nor woman" was started by
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November 8, 2015, 7:04 pm.
13 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 17 people are on the disagree side.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
Apollo8 posted 2 arguments, Alex posted 1 argument, ThePraxeologist posted 1 argument, Ashish_Jain posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Yuki_Amayane, wmd, Apollo8, Alex, ThePraxeologist, Ashish_Jain, mace10514, mtemple74, andy91 and 4 visitors agree.
stewasky, pajrc1234, MylifeisaJoke, DuPouvoir, Ramna_Ayesha, AstroSpace and 11 visitors disagree.
In reference to Christianity, read on the trinity.
As a Christian, we don't label the Lord as "him". We refer to Him as "Him". The capital letter makes a distinction of his authority. I'm not holding a grudge or anything because to be honest I myself am not religiously active, something I wouldn't say I'm proud of.
But in any way, in the first place, it was man that tried to label a higher being as 'Him'. This was because in the past, the man was the dominant gender. Calling God by a pronoun therefore was highly hinged on the dominant gender, which implied authority, at that time. Therefore people restrict Him to the male gender. Right now, we still do. But we, as mortal beings, cannot fathom an immortal one. By virtue, we can call Him as a male, but we cannot say He should restricted by the male reference.
even if man and woman are just labels, we can't certainly say whether god(who is the creator) is a man or woman
Jesus is not God, Jesus was a prophet of God. Respectfully, God is labeled as "him" because "him" has a traditional translation of authority. "Him" is used to describe God only because man has only a small amount of words to describe such a huge authority.
you can equate jesus with men because he is fully human. God is spirit, so he is neither male or female. male/female is only for animals/people on earth.
Man and woman both serve God in the same amount, but in different ways.
You cannot equate a higher being with a human. I can't compare the logic of the universe to my own understanding. Who knows what's real or not. But I do believe that man and woman are such mortal ideas that they can change over time. God, or any other higher being you believe in, is not bounded by our predefined logic. That's why, there are many who believe God is not a man nor a woman. Literature has made it so easy for us to classify something we cannot understand into the boundaries of our feeble minf. That's why history usually refer to Him as "Him", and people also do so.
We cannot comprehend the mind of an immortal being such as how we cannot understand all in the universe even in our individual lifetimes. Someone or something who/which is not governed by such do not fit our own interpretation.
For short, I believe God is neither man nor woman.
you identify a man if he has a dick