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GOD is beyond having a gender

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Submitted by bayezid (Bangladesh), Dec 11, 2008 at 14:10

you seem to be quite curious about GOD , which is always an excellent thing.

first off, let me make it very clear that GOD is not trapped in a gender. strictly speaking he is above and beyond having a gender. gender is for finite beingsl ike you nd me which you mustve seen by now. the reason i refer to GOD as he is solely due to the discrepancy of the english language. since we all shamelessly started speaking in english we cant think of any other language.

the pronoun for ALLAH in arabic is HU. HU does not mean male or female. it is exclusively used for GOD. can you translate this in english? or in any other languages? think about it.

GOD isnt trapped y time or space, HU made time and space. and to put your mind at peace, let me say that GOD cannot be grasped by your thinking. or mine. the quran confirms this very fact. if u read it you would know.

if someone curses GOD he or se merely harms himself or herself if anyone praises GOD that person enriches himself or herself. quite simple. the natural condition of man is that he always wants to know GOD and he feels GOD. no religious scripture teaches man about GOD. we all feel him. the scripture is HIS specific word. so we read it and adopt it. because we love GOD.

no matter how free your mind may be , i am afraid it has not understood one thing. when you say mutual love and morality you fail to realize that they cannot exist wihout fear of GOD. morality and the urge to be kind and good comes to us when we know about hidden values of things. without knowing or believing in GOD how do you see that? what reason do you have to take the hard path? so a person who does not hold GOD to be important isnt really a moral person. it is a confused person. i can do good for many reasons. i can help a womn from being raped either because i want her for myself, or i want money in return, or i want to be praised, or i do this because i see value in that woman. why do i see value, it is because i know GOD made that woman. so the woman isnt subject to our acts.

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