God....He or She

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haha, donnann, you really know how to pick what to focus on in long texts.

EDIT: And I want to repeat that I believe that there is a difference between knowledge and understanding, do you understand what I mean by that?

I understand your propensity to wax laconic dear ACOT, but please feel free to expand on this. I'd like to hear what you have to say at length, if you feel so inclined. Your perspectives are always interesting and often refreshing.
 

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I understand your propensity to wax laconic dear ACOT, but please feel free to expand on this. I'd like to hear what you have to say at length, if you feel so inclined. Your perspectives are always interesting and often refreshing.
I would also be interested on an expansion of the statement.
 

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I understand your propensity to wax laconic dear ACOT, but please feel free to expand on this. I'd like to hear what you have to say at length, if you feel so inclined. Your perspectives are always interesting and often refreshing.

Dear me, with this I have no choice but to give it my best effort! But I'll have to think about it some, it is neither very clear to me or easy to for me to express myself in this way. I'll spend some time on wikipedia and try and find some wise man (/woman) who has defined this relationship. I'll also have to think some of what radar and donnann, wrote.

The only thing I can think of is knowledge being as tools where understanding is using the tools at the right place and the right time.

(I just remembered that I read something in Bushido - The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe that could be relevant)
 

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the truth is God manifested himself as Jesus, a man, Angels coming to earth from heaven manifest as men, and the first person on earth was a man and a woman taken from him, and he puts man as head of the house, just as christ is head of the church. so i think in terms of masculine characteristics as we understand them is the best way for us to comprehend the nature of God at this point.
 

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the truth is God manifested himself as Jesus, a man, Angels coming to earth from heaven manifest as men, and the first person on earth was a man and a woman taken from him, and he puts man as head of the house, just as christ is head of the church. so i think in terms of masculine characteristics as we understand them is the best way for us to comprehend the nature of God at this point.


we are and everything are all manifestations of God Men, Women, ants worms etc :)
 

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God is not reffered to as male in Islam

the 'He' of Islam in reference to God is a gramatical gender word and not one of natural gender

Peace

and the answer to wether God is a he or a she is simple; these two terms only refer to the creation, thus God is neither
Well said. Shalom/Salaam.
 

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You are welcome to disagree. In Christianity Jesus is a manifestation of G!d, hear on earth...G!d's son? Or G!d on earth in the triune? Paul asked us to put the mind of Christ in our mind. Jesus said whatever he could do we could do...brothers and sisters...sons and daughters...we all have that spark of divinity within, our choice to let it grow to oneness or through our choices and thoughts be separate....
 

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The way most of us use "apologists" really does not admit your reference JS. You are free to believe that (whatever it means). Those who believe and accept can point to The Jesus Seminar and other sources vouching for the (probable) veracity of this explanation of the Chr!st. Is your reply based on the fact that we cannot clearly know (empirically or rationally)?
 
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