God....He or She

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Not according to Judaism. Perhaps to paganism.
Actually the jews acknowledged Ashera the female consort to Yahweh and the two staffs in the moses account were ashera poles. The jews were forced by a male dominated priesthood to stop worshipping her along with Yahweh. This is jewish history . It seems to me a lot of religions are so antiwoman in respect to woman being the counterpart. Look at the bible the Female prophets: Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, Noadiah, Anna

All you hear about is male prophets in discussions....why? It amazes me how the male aspects of the bible such as jesus are taken literally but the female aspects such as bride are taken symbolically....like we don't exist . You should take it literally. In the beginning the male and female were together what one human being was.l Of course that is when human was immortal and then a split of the paired oneness occurred causing mortality.
 

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You think G!d does care, I think G!d doesn't care... have you heard her say she cares?
That would be goddess if referring to the female . And yes I do think the creator cares whether its the female half or male half. If she doesn't care I would say she is more Babylon than the creator/.
 

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When it comes to creation of living things...females are often in charge of this in our world... but with a male dominated society (one that only counted able bodied men in it census) I am sure a female god would not have sold so easily...


but he has a female counterpart....truth?

Where does this 'truth' come from?

Have you some supporting documents for our perusal?
Do some research on the female counterpart , aka the goddess. You will find history showing the acknowledgement of a female counterpart.
 

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I currently view G-d as a sort of omnipotent parent figure Who wants me to behave according to certain rules.

Why is the gender an issue? Why does it matter?
 

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You're linking to pages that don't clearly state who the authors are and if they have any affiliation with other groups. It is therefore not a very good source. Do you remember that you and I have talked about this before?
The bible itself is a good source.
 

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Oh I've seen plenty over the years...

I was wondering if you had some particular scriptural reference you were hanging your hat on.

the scripture about human being created in the image of the creator(S). It originally does not translate GOD but rather a singular and plural acknowledgment of the divine. I did a lot of study on this and went to jewish resources and found this out. The English translations has been masculinized and placed in just the singular when the original text isn't singular.
 

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Why do people keep asking her that, she has been here forever and she always say the same things.
I only comment on this when the topic is appropriate. I think its horrible how the female is NOT acknowledged as having any significance in the conversations concerning the scriptures. I have a lot of faith in GOD but I also know he does have a counterpart and that is whose image as a woman I am created in.
 

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While I don't believe in a G!d as an entity or anything having male or female attributes...

I would like to know what you mean as counterpart. Do you see G!d as a male with a female consort, wife, concubine, or ???? Or do you see G!d as one with both attributes?
 

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I think its horrible how the female is NOT acknowledged as having any significance in the conversations concerning the scriptures.

In addition to the female prophets who occur in the Bible, there's also a rare occurrence of a female Tanna (a sage whose opinions are included in the Mishnah): Beruriah, daughter of Rabbi Chananiah ben Teradion and wife of Rabbi Meir. Reference: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Eruvin, pages 53b-54a.
 

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Not according to modern Judaism;
What of 'Yahweh of Temen and Ashtaroth'?

Kuntillet ‘Ajrud Inscription

Since I am part of modern Judaism and, according to the Prophets of Israel we have nothing to do with the sins of our fathers, I don't have to worry about ancient Israel and how many imitated the Gentiles of that time. (Jer. 31:30; Ezek. 18:20)
 

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In addition to the female prophets who occur in the Bible, there's also a rare occurrence of a female Tanna (a sage whose opinions are included in the Mishnah): Beruriah, daughter of Rabbi Chananiah ben Teradion and wife of Rabbi Meir. Reference: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Eruvin, pages 53b-54a.
Can you tell me more about the Tanna? It would be appreciated.
 

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While I don't believe in a G!d as an entity or anything having male or female attributes...

I would like to know what you mean as counterpart. Do you see G!d as a male with a female consort, wife, concubine, or ???? Or do you see G!d as one with both attributes?
I see it as a female consort. As I stated before HUMAN was created in the image of the CREATOR(s) male and female . The two were originally what one human being was. The fall caused a split of the oneness of the two and then humans became mortal. The story of Solomon and the two women who were trying to claim a child as being theirs. I believe this bible story directly ties into the fall ect. Solomon said that he could cut the child in half and give it to each mother. The true mother would rather give up the child than see that happen so Solomon knew she was the true mother because the child would die if cut in half. I believe this story is more biblical proof as to what I say about the divine who created us in the image of because that split of the oneness of the male and female caused mortality. This reinforces that since human is in the image of the divine entity that created human then it stands to reason god has a female counterpart. We are really very complex entities consisting of a threefold consciousness , each of us longing to merge with our counterparts to become whole again and have infinite life. I believe knowledge of this is important to our salvation.
 

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Since I am part of modern Judaism and, according to the Prophets of Israel we have nothing to do with the sins of our fathers, I don't have to worry about ancient Israel and how many imitated the Gentiles of that time. (Jer. 31:30; Ezek. 18:20)

Not since the Divine Tiff leading to the Divine Divorce.

Baal Legends say El had two 'wives'.

Anyway, middle-east aside; The concept of divine gender is an innate species idea;
God(Goddess) is female if you are insect with advanced minds,
but male if you are reptile or mammal (allowing for advanced thought capabilities).
A simple zoological test should settle the matter for a species?
 
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