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Why always God is mentioned as "HE" (Masculine I mean) ??

Asked by srini, 30 Jun '09 11:15 am
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Srini lovely question asked...
it is basically that in the original or most authentic scripture ALMIGHTY is refered as HE. indeed ALMIGHTY has got no gender and all...
things like gender or sex are for humans not HIM...
ALMIGHTY is the one and only, the absolute the eternal, HE begets not nor is HE begotten and there is none like HIM...
this is to just make us understand and he is kind of a regular gender if u refer to someone whose gender u dont know according to english laureta u refer it as HE...
come to islam say ASHADUAN LA ILA HA ILLALLAH HU WAHDA HU LA SHAREIKALA WASHHADU ANA MUHAMMADAN ABDU HU WA RASOOLUHU... AND ALL UR MISIRIES, AMBIGUITIES, DOUBTS WILL B CLEARED INSHA ALLAH...
Answered by miracle, 30 Jun '09 06:15 pm

 
  
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It has to be so.... in this male dominated world.
God is genderless or rather beyond gender !
Answered by Shunmugham, 30 Jun '09 09:46 pm

 
  
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The point needing emphasis in such discussions is that God is not human. He is neither male nor female. But he has created man male and female and called that creation \"good.\" It does not follow from this that there is to be inequality between the genders. Linguistically it is abundantly clear that masculine theistic terminology dominates the Scriptures. Theologically speaking, since the Holy Spirit is God, we can make some statements about Him from general statements about God. God is spirit as opposed to physical or material. God is invisible and spirit. The distinction between male and female is not just a biological accident but a very profound element of the human state. It goes back from the biological through the psychological and the spiritual to the Divine Reality itself. On the highest level of the Divine Reality, Allah is perfectly One. The root of the duality between the masculine and feminine is found in the divine nature itself. Allah\'s Essence transcends all dual ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 02 Jul '09 01:36 pm

 
  
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Bcoz it is man\'s world & man made God and to serve HIm man made LUXMI,PARVATI also.Luxmi sits at feet of Vishnu & Parvati is put on thigh of Shiva.
Answered by Ravindra Yadav, 30 Jun '09 12:33 pm

 
  
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To answer this question, we need to look back into the development of human society from ancient times. According to sociologists, when mankind used to live in a group and lead a nomadic life, it used to be mostly matriarchal society. Probably it turned into patriarchal after men learnt cultivation and started settled life in one place. Requirement and types of Gods changed after man started settled life. Earlier, God of fertility was not required since in the absence of concept of agriculture, concept of fertility was not there. At that time natural forces became Gods out of fear. When Aryans came to India, they did not know agriculture and that is why Gods of the Vedic Indians were mostly natural forces. After men learnt agriculture, they required a God for fertility and that is how they conceived sky as father God and earth as mother Goddess; Like semen, rain comes from father God and that impregnates mother Goddess and that creates food. They identified this with act of sex and th ...more
Answered by Sankar Mitra, 30 Jun '09 03:53 pm

 
  
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Since the GOD is the Creator, HE is referred as \"Purush\" (in our ancient languages - Sanskrit and Hindi) and that is why God is referred as HE.

Prakrati i.e. Nature is referred as SHE because SHE has the capacity to nurture the seed of the Creator. HE and She are the two aspects of ONE Energy or Supreme power and that is known as SHIVA. To show that both the energies are equal and belong to only One form of the Supreme Power, i.e. Lord Shiva, HE is also shown in the form of ARDHANARIESHWAR.
Answered by Vijay Shanker, 30 Jun '09 01:26 pm

 
  
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Because only GOD is HE rest is SHE
Answered by Ruchi, 30 Jun '09 11:17 am

 
  
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Actully we should use like this !! As GOD is GOD only (No He Neither She ) !!
Answered by Ramesh Mistry, 30 Jun '09 03:14 pm

 
  
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Because we tend to view everything from human angle alone.Therefore, counterpart Goddesses are also there.
Answered by Ramsingh Sachan, 30 Jun '09 01:36 pm

 
  
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The whole idea is to make it simple for us to understand so that we can concentrate on more important qulaities of the almighty. hence he is divided as purusha ( man ) and the prakrithi ( sakthi- female). the union of the purusha and prakrithi leads to the formation or destruction of the universe. kalidasa describes these two as vaak ( word) and artha ( meaning). just as vaak without meaning does not has value so purusha without sakthi remains a latent force.
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 01 Jul '09 06:27 pm

 
  
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