God is nature, it doesn't have sex or gender or emotions; just intelligence
Homer said it best of god: Nice hair, clean teeth, a class act all the way.
"Even though children know intellectually that God is fair, loving and kind
and patient," Ahhh, have you talked to the children in Somalia about this or
is the God you're talking about not their God?
to skepticI like that. Very Taoist of you.God exists.
After that is where it starts getting fuzzy.
It makes sense that individuals in paternal societies would imagine or envision
a god who resembles the father(s) with whom they are familiar. I have a friend
who wants to believe in a loving, merciful god, but her father was nothing like
that, (nor brothers, nor past boyfriends) and she struggles to trust in any god,
even though she'd like to, when she can't fathom a benevolent male
figure. Interesting phenomenon.
I appreciate this article. It is true that a father figure who has a strong
relationship with God helps the children develop one too. God is our Father -
He lives and loves us who are his children! He knows our trials and struggles
and also knows that trials and struggles make us stronger. Good fathers do the
same. I'm grateful this article points that out.
Yes, and if triangles could conceive of God my guess is he would have three
sides and acute angles.
So apparently children do develop best when there is a father and a mother
working together. Are we sure this isn't information
isn't a disguised attack on gays from bigoted religious people? (sarcasm
is included here....)
The Biblical Prophets and Jesus Christ himself knew of their Heavenly Father and
many visitied with him on special occasions. They knew the difference betweeen
their God and their earthly parents well. Just study the scriptures and you will
know for yourself how to discern between the two. We worship and trust our
Heavenly Father once we get to know him. Our earthly fathers, well. Read 1 Cor.
chapter two to get the perspective of why some of do not understand the how the
Spirit works for some and not for others. Non scripture readers will never know
the truth of the matter.
Could it be possible that God is a figment of our imagination, and that's
why he/she always resembles something with which we are familiar? Could it be
that we all just fear death and the unknown, or a world in which each of us
aren't special enough to have an all powerful ally to look out for our
Skeptic,False.Everyone else,This definitely
isn't true in my case. My dad was always there but there is definitely an
emotional distance between us in comparison to my relationship with my mother.
Yet there's no doubt or question in my mind that God is most definitely
male. We do of course also have a Heavenly Mother…but
that's not relevant to our salvation in any way.I will say that
I believe that Heavenly Mother's presence can be felt most vividly in
nature. But I have no doctrine or even revelation really to back up that claim.
Just a feeling, partly derived from what I've seen in another religion.
My reference was from Homer Simpson, of course.