franiel32 reblogged your post AS WE RECKONED, FUNDAMENTALISTS SEEK T… and added:
The title of this post really is an unfair portrayal of Creationism…
Your right. I’ve changed the title. However, I disagree with your sentiments about the Roman and Anglican Churches. In both cases, the church hierarchy are the root of the offense against LGBT persons. -EM
waterkid72 reblogged your post anonymous said:I just thought of … and added:
I prefer to refer to God as He because that is how it has been done in Scripture. However I do like to use female imagery…
There is feminine imagery in the Bible, like this:
Luke 13:34 (NRSV) Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
instantmonkeysonline replied to your post: anonymous said:I just thought of …
I don’t know why singular They hasn’t caught on as a pronoun for God. Gender-neutral AND trinity all in one.
Maybe because it would sound too polytheistic, like there’s more than one God?
radicalchristianity replied to your post: anonymous said:I just thought of …
I like to use She/Her pronouns, but I’ll use He/Him/His every now and then. Since I’m made in God’s image, I don’t want to have to leave my physical body to relate to that, if that makes sense?
Yes, it makes sense that female of feminine-identifying persons would relate to referring to God as she. I’m a man, but I’m also androgynous, so it doesn’t matter to me.
Anonymous said: I came across a Christian blog that basically said "we should love gay people even if they aren't living exactly as God wants because, well, who is?" and it really irked me. I think this kind of language is even more dangerous than outright condemnation, personally. Thoughts?
Yeah, that type of comment always unsettles me too, because it’s extremely patronizing. They still feel the same way about us, cherish no delusion. But they can’t be as openly critical because it’s increasingly no longer acceptable. As with racism, sexism, and ableism, heterosexism now becomes much more subtle and wrapped in a cute package. Know this and recognize it when you see it. —Enrique
Anonymous said: I just thought of something: why do we always refer to God as a "he"? Do we really know for sure what God's gender is (or if God actually has a gender)?
It is commonly accepted that God is genderless. In much of the Church, we’re discussing how we refer to God. For some people it helps to refer to God as Mother; I have to admit that I almost had a stroke the first time my female priest suggested this, but now I realize that was silly of me. It’s just language we use to relate God to ourselves. Also some people refer to the Trinity in abstract terms such as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of Life. As far as pronouns, I seldom use them when referring to God. I say God’s or Godself.
This is a conversation we’ll have for a while to come. I encourage you all to share your thoughts on it. -Enrique
jessemarinus replied to your photoset “Wow, these run the spectrum from outright condemning to having rainbow…”
Here in the Netherlands we don’t have a lot of activist against homosexuality, so the media doesn’t know about it. The religious families here don’t talk about it. Most of the gays here are against religion, so religious people are against them.
I see. In the US, you know who’s your friend and who’s your foe, because they make it pretty clear, And while LGBT Americans are more unchurched than non-LGBT Americans, there are many LGBT people of faith too! I hope you will be a voice to bridge this divide in your country. It will not be easy, but God is calking us to do it.