If god is a male who's exists in heaven, isn't he a finite being like the rest of us?
The only way I know how to answer this question is to respond by what the Bible tells us about Man, that God created "Man" in his own image and the Woman was created from the rib of a Man.
If one believes in God, the God of the Bible (I am speaking as a Christian) then we cannot put limits on him.
God has no gender. The gender alluded to in the Bible is only a patriarchal thing and no more accurate than any graven image of a supreme being.
Heaven is not a physical place. It remains outside of space-time. Thus it is timeless and God is immortal.
God has infinite capabilities.
if god would have been described as a female, religion would never have grown. as for it being something that exists in heaven, that's a fairy tale.we are god, our minds make god what we want him to be. so in reality, if you can call it that, god is everyone and everything. it's our imagination.
you're saying that God is our imagination?
Why wouldn't religion have grown if God was described as a female?
surely you jest. do you seriously think people 2,000 years ago would have followed a female. ya right.and yes bud, god is our imagination.
thanks for your reply
many ancient cultures did follow Goddesses, Aphrodite, Isis, Hera, Sophia, Nut, Athena, Selene, Shakti, Venus, to name a few
This questions offers great potential regarding a deity, yet those proponents of theism and gnostic thought will differ in view, at least. God is in small caps, so my first thought is on the myths, while not presuming any other g(G)od is myth - Buddha, Elohim, Mohammed, the many precepts of the Hindu faith could be considered too, and I'm sure more like the many tribes of native Americans.
Controversy surely will resound as a gong when considering ancient texts of the Hebrew faith. Rising in many sects of society, cultures, sub-cultures of deism is the question of relationship between Elohim and Asherah. That would certainly cancel the element of male while disregarding heaven with the discussion if accepted as foundational and a 'truth.' Yet, that too relies on supposition.
Or, in essence the question actually answers itself. 'If god is a male who('s) exists in heaven' is conditional. The conditions stated are 'god is a male and heaven exits.' The word 'If' is not the precursor to the question. The question is 'isn't he a finite being like the rest of us?' For god in the question to exist god must be finite by the conditions presented.
One could say it comes close to presupposition and the either / or fallacy. An odd thought with religion is that most deities do have human connection and condition. Examples are Jesus was a human, Buddha was a human, Mohammed was a human. Or, does god(s) exist as essence and ethereal within the confines of a finite universe or is non-existent and outside the confines of finite universe.
Another interesting thought is most god(s) are always within an ancient system of belief(s) and faith(s). Not all of those god(s) of myth or otherwise begin at the beginning, yet are transcendent with the action of time. It kinda' goes with that old adage you cannot persuade an atheist god does exist by preaching the bible. The discussion as an argument of persuasion is mute. An atheist does not accept, acknowledge, nor believe of god much less in a god. Therefore any book written by a god is non-existent other than literary value with discussion.
We as humans put our own qualities on things we don’t understand and as soon as we put any qualities upon Divinity we limit God. A male God limits God to being not-female. A Merciful Divinity does not have the Righteous severity of being just. A Divinity which is limited cannot be the Ultimate Divinity. Therefore, the only quality we can put on Divinity Is that Divinity is WITHOUT LIMIT.
When we realize that Divinity is unlimited, has complete unity and is without any duality we know that when they called God “He: in scripture that it was meant to convey the strong and powerful God. It is almost impossible for us to comprehend Divinity.
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