I had read this ages ago and I can never seem to forget it: I met God, she's black.
Why do we assume God is male? Why do we assume God is white?
How do you picture God, if you believe or even if you don't?
I'm personally an atheist but I'm very interested in others religion.
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Yeah I wondered this as well. But looking back at it, Christianity and Islam are the actual minority when it comes to how God is perceived. The religions are a male influenced, male dominate religion.
Before those religions came into play, there were always multiple Gods and Goddesses, also genderless. I'm also agnostic with a fascination for our current religions. I believe we did see something, just exaggerate a little bit. But I personally believe God is pure entity. No face, no voice, no gender. Just existing, conscious, compassionate, loving, intelligent, and creative.0
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God isn't a gender or a race, but is referred to as Him... probably because Jesus was a man. Who knows.
I don't think anyone assumes God is white though. I suspect because of the Jews and Europeans (mainly looking white) passed down the Torah/Bible... people just associate that with whiteness. Jesus was Jewish and from an area in the Middle East, so it's doubtful he had light brown hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Today that's definitely a feature in the Middle East... but that is because of immigration. Long ago, people did not have the ability to immirate with the ease we do today, so there wasn't a lot of mixed race relationships going on to produce the variety of pigments and features we have today.
I picture God... somewhat similar to human form because the Bible claims we are all made in his image (man AND woman)... but he's ageless. It's not like he's sitting up there with a long white beard pretending to be Santa and rewarding good people or punishing bad people.
People that try to conform God into something that fits their own personal tastes or agenda... whether it's a white male or black female... are not only wrong, but distracting themselves from the larger picture.
Would it really matter what gender or race God was? Wouldn't "his" character be the most important aspect?1