Is God gender fluid?

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    I’m a rabbi, and so I’m particularly saddened whenever religious arguments are brought in to defend social prejudices — as they often are in the discussion about transgender rights. In fact, the Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender. And I do mean highly elastic: In Genesis 3:12, Eve is referred to as “he.” In Genesis 9:21, after the flood, Noah repairs to “her” tent. Genesis 24:16 refers to Rebecca as a “young man.” And Genesis 1:27 refers to Adam as “them.”


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    Is God transgender? and
    I am a transsexual Orthodox Jew. And I won’t apologize for it

    I found two articles on it, and it appears its not quite so, but who cares. People are people, but there is male and female in all of us, and even some are born intersex, they say 1 in 2000. So that is a lot of people. Too think that God is a male and sometimes a female, that seems quite right in my honest opinion. Yet God is male, why because men wrote the OT, NT, and Quran.
     
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    God is an invention of men, as are all the scriptures, so we can only expect some uncertainty about God's actual characteristics.
    And, of course you're only talking about your 'God'.
    Hindu Gods are very interesting,perhaps a result of cultural traditions including smoking ganja.
    But then, looking at animals like the 'platypus', I suspect Yahweh did a bit of that shit himself, when he was in the 'Let there be...' phase.
     
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    God doesn't have a gender.
     
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    You seem to be pretty sure about this. Did you grab him by the pussy, or something?
     
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    It has been said that God has no gender. As I have have yet to witness anyone who can see into the mind of God (metaphorically speaking) whose to say what it thinks?
     
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    The platypus.

    What was He thinking? :cranky:
     
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    Any topic where group rights are debated, whether it be a theological dicussion or not, my contention is that there no are such things as group rights. There are only Individual rights.

    End of the day, a trangender person is an Individual.
     
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    It seems that Justin Trudeau thinks the the human race is gender fluid.

    Mankind = humankind.
     
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    Well, he's Canadian, so.
     
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