If there is an all-powerful being, who is limitless and superhuman, why is this being, in the "big" religions, considered to be male? Wouldn't that conception in itself attach certain human characteristics, tendencies and boundaries to this being? Doesn't this conception presuppose that only a male deity could be worthy of worship, hence promoting discriminatory practices towards women?
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Considering it was only recently that women were allowed to be clergy I think the christian church considers women to be pretty inferior. And what about all those places in the bible where men own their wives.
Just to let you know nochance, I'm not ignoring you. What is brought up in this question cannot be answered in a few sentences. I am writing a Hub about it.
"Mother Earth" is not a sentient being and did not create itself. And not being a sentient being, it is really neither male nor female. It is a thing. When we give credit to the earth for doing anything it is worshipping the creation, not the creator