The English Church Considers the Idea of ​​a Gender-Neutral God

The fight for gender equality in the UK has reached God. Church of England leaders will consider the idea of ​​him being gender neutral, as making God all-male is a sign of sexism and discrimination against women.

The British media write about it. At the next council of the Synod of the Anglican Church, they will determine which pronoun is more appropriate for God, and also decide how to replace the appeal "Our Father" with a gender-neutral alternative. The newspaper notes that among the clerics of the church there are still disagreements on the issue and the final decision will be made this spring.

Using masculine pronouns to refer to God does not mean that God is male. This is heresy. God has no gender, unlike humanity. Christians have recognized since ancient times that God is neither male nor female.

- said a member of the Council of Bishops of the Anglican Church Ian Paul in an interview with The Telegraph.

The fact that God is called "Father" cannot be replaced by "Mother" without changing the meaning, nor can it be gender neutralized by "Parent" without losing meaning. Fathers and mothers are not interchangeable, but they treat their offspring differently

object the conservative members of the Synod in The Guardian.

The discussion about the gender of God began ahead of a vote by the leadership of the Anglican Church on the issue of blessing marriage for same-sex couples.
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  1. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 8 February 2023 13: 40
    Separation of the sexes is necessary for the reproduction of living beings. God is immortal and does not multiply. From this point of view, he is asexual
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 8 February 2023 14: 14
      Constantine N, God is triune - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Jews deny this, but the central concept of mathematics, function, refutes the Jews. The fact is that the function is a triune construction. And without it, physicists will have a hard time. To answer the question of how our world works, physicists look for and study functions. Functions, they are everywhere. laughing

      PS Stand in another place from which everything is visible. When necessary, God will refute you and his Son will come. yes
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  4. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 8 February 2023 14: 22
    The idea is clear. Now God for the English is it or It (which is correct?). This is if, as in the Russian Orthodox Church, it decided to call God a Deity
  5. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 8 February 2023 18: 30
    And it began with the fact that the monarch alone was impatient to marry several times ... And what are the consequences, even after centuries "infidel in little and in many ways is incorrect"
    1. forcecom Offline forcecom
      forcecom (Denis) 9 February 2023 11: 10
      well, suppose the church on the island all the time looked away from the Throne of Peter, Guillaume Bastard in 1066 became William the Conqueror due to the fact that the Throne helped him a lot in exchange for bringing the island back into the bosom of the church, so even before Zhenya the Eighth the church tried to live there according to the principle "high to the sky, far to the Pope"
  6. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 9 February 2023 00: 47
    At first they crucified God, and now they are sacrilegious and the whole world is bending under them. How will they be justified at the Last Judgment?
  7. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 9 February 2023 00: 49
    So I don't understand if God exists or not? Or gods? Is there life on Mars or not? What does the armed look tell us?
  8. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
    NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 9 February 2023 05: 52
    Well, everything is correct. If God exists, then he is a powerful creature that created everything. He's definitely a noob. Why does he need a floor? If the soul exists, then it is like a god, but on a much smaller scale, and it is also sexless. Accordingly, based on all this, spiritual entities cannot have gender. Sex is partly needed in the physical world for the reproduction of living organisms, but not all organisms reproduce due to their sex. This must be remembered. And then a logical question arises, spiritual a la God and soul, why the floor? Not needed. Just out of habit and according to their usual understanding and worldview, people at all times attached certain stereotyped concepts and meanings to everything, as in the case of God, the soul and the presence of an abstract gender. This was done for simplicity of perception and understanding. After all, it is difficult to imagine a sexless creature. And if God does not exist, then what is the problem too? She is not. Change what you want and how you want.
    1. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 9 February 2023 12: 33
      You are mistaken, God is masculine. After all, the Bible tells us that Jesus is the son of the Virgin Mary and God the Father. A neutral God is not capable of reproduction, according to you
      1. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
        NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 10 February 2023 05: 08
        Quote: Colonel Kudasov
        You are mistaken, God is masculine. After all, the Bible tells us that Jesus is the son of the Virgin Mary and God the Father. A neutral God is not capable of reproduction, according to you

        God is a spiritual being and does not need to be male or female to be able to reproduce. What kind of nonsense? God is so powerful that he can create anything out of nothing, including the Virgin Mary herself and Jesus, as many pieces at a time. And what about atomic reproduction in general, as in our physical world? The Bible can write anything, it's just a fabulous book and nothing more.

        People called the God of the masculine gender. And no one really knows what he is. And if he is a spiritual being, then he cannot have a gender, either male or female. But before people, he can appear in any guise, for ease of perception by people. Why don't you understand this?

        Have you forgotten how the first woman in the world Eve appeared in the Garden of Eden according to the Bible? From Adam's rib. And what about reproduction? Accordingly, nothing is impossible for God and he is not limited by any framework.
  9. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 9 February 2023 09: 30
    There is nothing to say here. Only one advice to believers and atheists, study religious literature. Then there will be no gag.
  10. Vdars Offline Vdars
    Vdars (Victor) 9 February 2023 17: 35
    The question of the gender neutrality of a god is analogous to the question of how many demons can be located on the tip of a needle!
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