The Abrahamic religions are based on an extremely patrilineal and sexist society. Men held power, men worked, men went to war, while women were forcibly entrusted with the duty of providing sex, raising children, and cooking. The followers of Christianity saw God as almighty and powerful; of course they would make God a man.
I don't think god was ever real or is real,but at one point I think a man, made all this up. It was just a story, a good one,but it still was just a story. The end result was that we now have millions of forms of Christianity, or what ever you think.
Firstly, let me state that I do not believe in god. I don't believe in any of the 3,000 plus deities throughout human history. The fact of the matter is, though, that the current religions are all male-driven and have male representatives. If there is a god, I don't think it has a gender. Why would something that creates universes have a mammalian gender? Silly.
Alternatively the representation of Nature is feminine (mother nature), With the hero archetype in between. Christianity did not invent this idea. It goes all the way back to early Mesopotamian religions with Apsu, Tiamat and Marduk. Culture is associated with masculine energy because of its relationship to order and tradition which are correlated to typical masculine personality types (conscientiousness) and gender roles as providers. Nature is associated with feminine energy because of its relationship to chaos and creation which are correlated with traditional feminine personality types (openess) and gender roles as caregivers.
Those saying he has maternal instincts, well, I am here to say that paternal instincts are the same, a woman is no more or less caring for their child than a man is. If anything ‘God’ has no gender, except for when Jesus was created, Jesus was a man, so ‘God’ is neither, and Jesus is a man. If God chose Jesus to be a man, if you had to specify a gender to love in this certain religion, if you felt the need to do that, then it would be a man. Due to the fact he chose a man instead of a woman to teach the people’s of earth. God is all genders and none of them, even though the bible says he is ‘father,’ that is just a generalisation, also shown when we say mankind, we mean not only men, but also women, yes, it is sexist, but then again, the bible was written by people from god and the word can get mixed up.
Honestly, god is obviosly a man, i mean seriously
our FATHER thau art in heaven
it says that god is our FATHER repeatedly, i don't care how he acts because that is irellavent, the entire opposing argument is based of generalizations such as girls being weak and men being fat
I think God is more likely to be a woman than a man, in terms of stereotypes. God is loving. He cares for us. That is stereotypical of a woman. God is also forgiving. He is here for us whenever we need it. That is more likely to be a maternal characteristic. God has more characteristics that are feminine, because he is so caring and maternal.
God is neither male nor female of course because we are talking about some entity that is indescribable, even to calling it an entity. However, if we had to choose, I would say that God has as many or more feminine qualities as masculine and is more of a Great Mother.
Think about it, the reason why humans were created with sexual organs in the first place was for us to be able to reproduce as a species so we wouldn't go extinct. However, God as a species wouldn't go extinct since they are immortal, which means there would be no reason for them to reproduce, which means there would be no reason for them to have any external genitalia.
However, in terms of gender identity, I have no idea. God might identify as being a man, a woman, genderqueer, genderless, or anything else. Nonetheless, in my opinion, it wouldn't matter regardless what gender they identify with. They are still the same old God who's been with us since the beginning.
Think about it, the reason God created us each with a biological sex is that we require it to reproduce so that our species doesn't go extinct. However, this doesn't apply to God because they as a godly species wouldn't need to have a penis or a vagina since they would live on forever with their godly species living on forever.
However, in terms of gender identity, I have no idea whether God could identify as a man, woman, genderqueer, genderless, or anything else. However, in my mind, it doesn't even matter what gender identity God identifies with, they are still the same old God regardless.
I have been doing research, and since the Bible is written mostly/all by men, I'm not sure which, it is obviously in the point of view men have. Ex: Adam and Eve, eve was the one who sinned, not Adam. I personally don't believe that Adam and Eve created sin, that sin just happens with free will, though I am Catholic, just with free thinking also. They say god created humans in his likeness, so he could have the likeness of both male and female. Maybe he looks androgynous (looks like either gender) or neither! Or none! Idk. It's tough to understand.
God is a spiritual object, therefore he does not posses a gender since that is a human trait. Though God may use the voice of a male or body of a male to connect with us humans. Because our world is so male based, it'd be wise for him to come as a male so people would listen to him, it's just how things are, Even though females can be just as or more smarter than males. But that's only if God exist
I don't think god is either a man or woman. Isn't god formless? An omnipotent being that has neither shape nor voice? An infinite chasm of energy? I wouldn't say energy is male or female ..It would be like saying an atom is a twin. It is silly sounding. There does need to be a gender? No..Gender was enforced to make females humiliated and be treated lowly and have little say..Same reason for the ring in weddings..Originally a binding in the Stone Age so when the man kidnapped a woman from her family, she couldn't escape. So she would be alienated and have nowhere to go.