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Submitted by Anne Julienne (Australia), Apr 27, 2016 at 03:53

Hello Michael,

I was responding to this: "He is the very essence of life; creative life, happy life, abundant life."

The masculine versions of deity (to attempt a neutral word here) are often associated with order, law, justice, etc. Your association of deity with life, creativity (implying playfulness and fecundity), happiness, and abundance, this is more usually linked to feminine versions of deity.

I was not meaning to criticise you for using the word "He" above and I was not intending to associate deity with human or biological fertility or sexuality, though I do think that "the sacred" does "marry" with "the profane" most readily in those areas of life.

I do like your god or deity. It doesn't bother me that you call Her "He"!

Shalom shalom :-)

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