On the Alleged Feminization of Christianity

Is God, or is Our Conception of Him (and Her), Too Masculine? Too Feminine? Just Right?

By Ken K. Gourdin

In a thread concerning the alleged feminization of Christianity at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion, I answered the question posed in my headline thus:

Christ is who He is, but He lets different aspects of His Divine personality dominate, depending on what the situation calls for: tender one minute, tough the next. As my buddy and erstwhile poster here, Kevin G, put it in his signature line (paraphrasing/going from memory), “The next time someone asks you, ‘What would Jesus do?,’ remind them that He wasn’t above upending tables and scourging people.” [See Matthew 21:12-17.]

I said this a few weeks ago when a similar subject came up. (They do seem to get recycled an awful lot around here … ) Mormon theology avoids/overcomes/answers the whole, “Is Christ/God too masculine or too feminine?” debate/question: God the Father wouldn’t be God without God the Mother, and God the Mother wouldn’t be God without God the Father. (Go do proxy sealings in the temple: That particular point is driven home very clearly in that ordinance.) I don’t want to turn this into another gay marriage thread (“Why not, Ken? We haven’t had one of those in, like, a whole three seconds. Isn’t it about time for another one?”) but the same points are made in The Family: A Proclamation to the World.  [That Proclamation is available here, and was last accessed August 29, 2016: https://www.lds.org/topics/family-proclamation?lang=eng.] 

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About kenngo1969

Just as others must breathe to live, I must write. I have been writing creatively almost ever since I learned to write, period! I have written fiction, book- and article-length nonfiction, award-winning poetry, news, sports, features, and op-eds. I hope, one day, to write some motivational nonfiction, a decent-selling novel, a stage play, and a screen play.
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