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Sweden: Dont refer to God as a 'he'

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FLOMBIE
29 minutes ago, odas said:

What if God is both, male and female?

Why does God have to have a gender at all? I think "IT" is propper. If we can put a gender, prefference, immage to the likeness of God, then in my opinion, it minimizes the greatnesd of God. Given the vast space, the universe, our solar system....why just focus on our little planet?

Perhaps the concept of a genderless being was too much for the people back then. 

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MrBene
30 minutes ago, FLOMBIE said:

The first bibles were written in Aramaic, think. I have no idea how genders work in this language. Maybe, yes. But only maybe. It's pure speculation. 

You're true here. The language used in the first "written" versions is Aramaic, which uses gender just like old fashioned english or greek. I said Summarian because I believe that the genesis or the explanation of god/men/women were first written in Summarian (which doens't have gender) and was adapted to Aramaic. We have thousands of years between the two languages tho. 

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hetrodoxly
1 hour ago, Farmer77 said:

Its not even for all Christians. Its specifically speaking of one church's change in doctrine. The thread title is a tad bit misleading 

I don't see a problem as long all religions are treated equally, no 'he' there shouldn't be a 'she' goddesses etc.

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Podo

So the Christians of this one part of the world have decided to refer to their imaginary friend as an "it" instead of a "he." Cool. How does this affect anything at all, again?

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Michelle
1 hour ago, hetrodoxly said:

I don't see a problem as long all religions are treated equally, no 'he' there shouldn't be a 'she' goddesses etc.

It would be impossible in Arabic. Nouns and adjectives are either masculine or feminine. There is no neuter. Yes, that's what they call it. Very difficult to leave gender out of a sentence structure. Classrooms demanding we not use the "he" or "she" pronouns are actually being very discriminatory to other cultures, including the French.

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third_eye

There are options though ...
 

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Genderless languages are listed at List of languages by type of grammatical genders. Genderless languages include the Indo-European languages Armenian, Bengali, Persian and Central Kurdish (Sorani Dialect), all the Uralic languages (such as Hungarian, Finnish and Estonian), all the modern Turkic languages (such as Turkish), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, all the Austronesian languages (such as the Polynesian languages), and Vietnamese.

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A very old monk spreads it out to me in such a manner ...

" If god is male then there would need to be a female counterpart ... that would also mean there is a dad and mom god ... and that further means many baby boy and girl gods ... "

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I went and got myself drunk after that ...

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Michelle
9 minutes ago, third_eye said:

There are options though ...

A very old monk spreads it out to me in such a manner ...

" If god is male then there would need to be a female counterpart ... that would also mean there is a dad and mom god ... and that further means many baby boy and girl gods ... "

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I went and got myself drunk after that ...

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:lol:

So the answer is to force them to speak a different language entirely? Won't happen. They don't even enforce the native languages in schools. They provide bilingual teachers.

Maybe I missed something...

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third_eye
Just now, Michelle said:

:lol:

So the answer is to force them to speak a different language entirely? Won't happen. They don't even enforce the native languages in schools. They provide bilingual teachers.

Maybe I missed something...

That's the thing isn't it ?

Maybe there is some logic in learning the religion in the original language it was set up with ... translations usually messes up more than not of the already messed up message due to the long historical pits and falls ...

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:lol:

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Jon the frog
17 hours ago, Podo said:

So the Christians of this one part of the world have decided to refer to their imaginary friend as an "it" instead of a "he." Cool. How does this affect anything at all, again?

They refer god has an Intra Terrestrial ? So they kind of like the hollow earth movement ?

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Herr Falukorv
16 hours ago, Michelle said:

:lol:

So the answer is to force them to speak a different language entirely? Won't happen. They don't even enforce the native languages in schools. They provide bilingual teachers.

Maybe I missed something...

I am from sweden and I didnt know this.

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Aquila King
20 hours ago, odas said:

What if God is both, male and female?

Intersex God. Now that's a new one.

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freetoroam

Our father who....ah!

Our it who art in heaven etc etc etc

Amen...ah again!!

A it.

Hmm, so you can not use father and surely amen can not be used either. 

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XenoFish

And god looked upon mankind, at all that was done. Then God spoke but one word,"Dafug?"

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The Silver Thong

All I know is don't trigger god as I think he or it might be a liberal. 

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Michelle
4 hours ago, Herr Falukorv said:

I am from sweden and I didnt know this.

Didn't know what exactly? That our schools don't make it a huge priority to learn to speak English? 

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Herr Falukorv

 

21 hours ago, Michelle said:

:lol:

So the answer is to force them to speak a different language entirely? Won't happen. They don't even enforce the native languages in schools. They provide bilingual teachers.

Maybe I missed something...

 I answered here that I am from sweden and I didnt know that.
 

10 minutes ago, Michelle said:

Didn't know what exactly? That our schools don't make it a huge priority to learn to speak English? 

I didnt know that we had bilingual teachers in sweden.
because the topic was about the church in sweden dont refer to god as he right?
 

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
4 hours ago, Herr Falukorv said:

I am from sweden and I didnt know this.

Its surprising how many people cares deeply about the Church of Sweden. Didn't know they had so many followers worldwide. :innocent:

22 hours ago, Podo said:

So the Christians of this one part of the world have decided to refer to their imaginary friend as an "it" instead of a "he." Cool. How does this affect anything at all, again?

There is no problem so small that you can't blow it out of proportion. 

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
8 minutes ago, Herr Falukorv said:

 

 I answered here that I am from sweden and I didnt know that.

What I really don't understand is that you admit this freely. If I was a Swede I would keep it a secret. :ph34r:

8 minutes ago, Herr Falukorv said:

I didnt know that we had bilingual teachers in sweden.
because the topic was about the church in sweden dont refer to god as he right?
 

I thought you made it pretty clear what you were talking about.Then again the topic is about Sweden and what would a Swede know about that. :P

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Michelle
12 minutes ago, Herr Falukorv said:

 

 I answered here that I am from sweden and I didnt know that.
 

I didnt know that we had bilingual teachers in sweden.
because the topic was about the church in sweden dont refer to god as he right?
 

I was talking more in general, not specific to Sweden. I'm sure you do have bilingual teachers for students from the ME who don't speak Swedish yet. They don't spend all day teaching them the language. You can't teach if you can't communicate.

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Herr Falukorv
4 minutes ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

Its surprising how many people cares deeply about the Church of Sweden. Didn't know they had so many followers worldwide. :innocent:

No surprise there at all actually as it is common knowledge that swedes has the best interpretation of the bible in christianity,,
And its allowed to bring fika to church on sundays  :D
 

9 minutes ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

What I really don't understand is that you admit this freely. If I was a Swede I would keep it a secret. :ph34r:

Too bad because you might have been the most popular guy in denmark if you had.. 
Everyone would have liked to be seen with you be with you and talk like you..
Wouldnt it just be fantastic to actually have a language were you could speak with people and be sure that they understood what you said.

Naah no more teasing of my danish neighbor time to go to bed.. 

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DieChecker
On 12/12/2017 at 0:13 PM, Farmer77 said:

Christianity is a veiled death cult. They're literally cheering for millions to die in an apocalypse so they can be proven right. 

That's why they're so excited about Trump's Jerusalem pronouncement. That's one step closer to all the infidels dying a painful death for their lack of faith 

Well, if Revelation is true, then there will finally be 1000 years of peace after the big showdown. Then Satan will be released again and things will go to Hell quickly again, leading to the Final Judgement and the New Heaven and New Earth. (Revelation 20)

The rebirth of Israel and the refounding of the Temple are supposedly two major signs of the End Days. However I have not been convinced of this, even though I've read all the scriptures pointing to these as supposed signs. So, I could see some people really getting behind such, even if they really are just going off some shaky interpretations of scripture.

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