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Why Can't God Be Female?


Dear Brother Ron

So many religions clearly favor males, often it seems like this is because the patron God happens to be male. It seems like this would be great if you're a male living in a society dominated by such a religion, as you'd be like a male child in some Chinese households, favored more than a female sibling.

Aside from supposed "evidence" presented in the Bible, which is suspect in my mind since it's been in human hands, translated and retranslated and possibly edited with gay abandon over the centuries, why should it be inconceivable that God could in fact be female?

Master B


Dear Master B

Contrary to popular opinion, God is not a naked old man who works out (as He is depicted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel). I am a man. That is all I have ever been and that is all I will ever be. Even if I were to have a sex change operation and live as a woman (which I have no desire to do), a quick swab of my cheek would quickly reveal that every cell in my body was still genetically male.

This is a limitation of my being, as is my height, eye color and other factors. God, as the Supreme Being, can have no limitations. He is beyond the limitations of height, weight and gender. So in answer to your question, God can not be female for the same reason he can not be male. It would be a limitation on Him, which would make Him a limited creature and no longer perfect and no longer God.

This is why the Ten Commandments places a ban on graven images. God did not want us to see Him as a being limited in form, but as the unlimited source of all life and power in the universe.

Best always
Brother Ron