Thursday, April 9, 2015
God: Him or Her?
Question: Is there a reason to call "HIM" and not "HER"?
...(During the times of the caveman a female Creator (Mistress of the World?) was adored, because of the circumstances of producing new life. The 'male' role was lopsided and diminished in importance. "SHE" was the "BIG ONE". That changed as the mainly male exercised animal husbandry emlightened the bisexual proliferation of living creatures (and was applied to men, too).
1) We believe that God is above gender, but since God is referred to in the Quran with the masculine pronouns, so we follow the Quran's preference of pronouns for God.
2) Though http://quran.com/4/1 states that we should revere the wombs, but it clarifies in other places that worship is only for the ONLY God and that the worship of female deities Satan-worship http://quran.com/4/117 .
http://quran.com/4/1 Sahih International
O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah , through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer.
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly gone far astray. They call upon instead of Him none but female [deities], and they [actually] call upon none but a rebellious Satan. Whom Allah has cursed. For he had said, "I will surely take from among Your servants a specific portion. And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah ." And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss. Satan promises them and arouses desire in them. But Satan does not promise them except delusion.