I understand you may be tempted to say "neither" or "both", but for the sake of argument, just pick one, if you HAD to choose.
I'm agnostic. But if God exists, & we had to limit to one gender, I'd say God was female.
There are some female-only species but no male-only species. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/07/0702_wirefemalemites.html
Even in Christianity. There's reason to believe that IF Jesus was really born by a virgin birth - parthenogenesis, which is a thing in the animal kingdom - Jesus would've been female, since the Y-chromosome - which creates maleness - is passed by the sperm, which would have not been present in the impregnation of Mary. Jesus would have feigned maleness due to the possibility of not being taken seriously otherwise.
For that matter, people venerating Jesus as partially female actually isn’t unheard of:
Also, Julian of Norwich, who is recognized as a saint in Catholicism, argued that God is both Mother and Father.
She also argued that rather than being a punishment upon women, as claimed by many patriarchal aspects of religion, the pain/blood of menstruation & childbirth were mini-crucifixions intended to bring women closer to God/Christ. Just like Christ bled to bring spiritual life to humanity, women bleed to bring physical life to humanity.
Thus, menstruation being a cyclical reminder of women's connection to God and Christ as well as the cycles of nature. Indeed, the content of menses is the endometrium, which is the place in which the zygote first implants - all humans' first homes.
Monthly, women are exposed to the Source of Life, & reminded of their sacred status as the Vessels of Life. What could be closer to God than that?
- Female. & Your description emphasizes how truly divine women's bodies are.19%(9)15%(15)Vote12%(6)
Personally I'm pagan.
Most Helpful Guy
I find it amusing that you're trying so hard to apply science to religion, citing female-only species, and parthenogenesis (which is not actually a thing for vertibrate mammals and is the opposite of what the Bible says happened in the first place).
If the Abrahamic God (the god of the Jews, Muslims, and Christians) exists, he's definitely a dude. Why? Because the books say so. The arguements of Anselm of Canterbury and St. Juliana of Norwich are instantly, utterly and forever invalid for the same reason. Because the books do not say so.
Now, if you want to talk about pagan gods, that's another story entirely.3
Most Helpful Girl
I've been raised to believe that God takes a male image (God is given the pronoun He) and I still do, but your descriptions make sense for those who argue that God is female. The menstruation part makes most sense to me and i guess that's something good I can think about whenever that dreaded time of the month comes 😖😖1