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God's gender

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Apr 23, 2016 at 03:42

Hello, Anne

You seem to be responding to the last paragraph, where I referred to God -- as does the Bible -- as "He". The Bible, of course, doesn't utilize capital letters in the original. I do so, in order to make clear whom or Whom I am referring to.

As for God's "sex", you seem to think that he is a sexual being, who propagates through sexual intercourse. He does not. You should also know, that the Hebrew language does not have a neuter gender; and if there is ambiguity in gender, as in a mixed group of males and females, the masculine is used.

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