Christians: How would you define the Divine Feminine as expressed in your religion?
How does your faith acknowledge and honor that which is unique and holy as expressed through that which is Feminine? Where in the Bible is the Feminine Divine acknowledged and honored?
- AutomatonLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Seek out Gnosticism, the feminine polarity is often ignored or suppressed in many traditions because they read the scriptures in a manner of a historical narrative. The reflective-active force is the nourishing force, of which there is nothing without it.
The Holy spirit btw is referred to as Mother in the Hebrew version of Matthew. It's really stupid to think there can be creation without the divine pattern. The divine pattern of male/female/child permeates all of creation, it is the very pattern of the forces of all things.
- 4 years ago
I'm not sure who the "many" is that you refer too because the God of Christianity is never referred to in the feminine form and like others here have said, I wouldn't attend a congregation that claimed such a thing. God made Adam (the first male) in His is image. Eve was created from a rib in Adam's side. At best it can be said that she was created as the feminine image of the earthly image of God. Except for the new convoluted book, the Bible makes it perfectly clear that God in heaven is the Father to all mankind. Jesus Himself referred to His "Father in heaven" no less than 20 times. And that has absolutely nothing to do with God being sexist, or any traditional bigotry of the time period. Sometimes you just have to accept that the way it is, is the way it is. If that's a problem for some, then perhaps you're equally upset over the fact that your dad is a male and your mother is a female?
- WayLv 51 decade ago
Catholicism enshrines womenly virtues through the character of Mary, mother of Jesus, in contrast to Mary Magdalene, his apostle and possibly lover (nothing says she aint, and plenty of ancient documents say she was!).
Mary Mother of Jesus is celibate, obedient, and a willing servant. Even giving birth without knowing sex with a man- this shows the level of mysogyny inherit in post-catholic christianity- which reviles femininity. Early christianity saw the Holy Spirit as a feminine expression of God's will, and Mary Magdalene was seen as an apostle of JC in early christianity- however, after christianity became institutionalised and selections of gospels became canonised in 320's and onward, Christianity has had a very patriarchal trend.
And for the poster who said to look into gnosticism for a celebration of the femine- i've looked, and it's not there, the Gnosticism creation myth has a goddess, Sophia, as giving birth to Yawheh by trying to know the Unknowable Deity, in other words, by being a silly woman, she makes a huge mistake, similiar to Genesis, a woman is seen as being at fault for the problems with the current predicament.
However, Gnostic, allow me to congratulate you as being the only other human being i've ever come across, apart from professors at my university who actually know that stuff. I hope to strike up a conversation with you in the future.
- )0( Cricket SongLv 41 decade ago
When I was Christian I remember embracing Mary, the Mother of Jesus as the nearest thing to The Divine Feminine.
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- gnosticvLv 51 decade ago
I would define her as Sophia the Holy Ghost the breath of life and the bride of Christ who was trapped in this universe by it's creator the Demiurge whom she created by accident after loosing her way from the Father. The spirit of Christ has come to awaken the fragments of Sophia (us) so we reunite to rejoin the Godhead.
Thank you for asking.
Most have never heard of this because the politicians of Rome had to have a Divine King to validate their leadership and give it moral authority. The Zoroastrian roots were tossed out of Christianity (except the Magi in the birth story) the Gnostic Gospels were left out of the Bible. The principle of reincarnation until enlightened enough to rejoin God was crushed to harshen the authority concept. After all being good in the next life did nothing for the Emperor today, so it was changed to live once die once then judgment then written in a book who's relevance exceeds it's worth for it has become an Idol. Idols don't have to look like Pagan Gods and the devout Christian sacrifices his sanity to this book just as the ancient Roman politicians wished. People need to experience God to understand. To experience God try loving one another.
Sorry I just had to clarify a bit.
- ?Lv 41 decade ago
I'm still figuring out what I believe on this, i have it narrowed to either:
Spirits are asexual and have both masculine and feminine characteristics equally.
God is masculine, the Holy Spirit feminine and Jesus represents child-like faith, unconditional love, and forgiveness that we need to hold onto as we age.
~edit: but I'm not what the fundies like to call a "true Christian" either
- Anonymous1 decade ago
One reason I "quit" this religion and found the one that called women "Gods on earth" several times in it's history. Women are just as important if not MORE since they too know of creating LIFE......
- SDWLv 61 decade ago
Misconception about Christianity--Adam was created in God's image.
Truth about Christianity--Adam and Eve together were created in God's image.
It is the combination of the man and woman that completes us, and makes us in the image of God. It is how the two complement each other, feeding off each others' strengths and building up each others' weaknesses, that their union becomes the image of God.Source(s): Genesis 1:27
- Cheryl ELv 71 decade ago
It's not acknowledged or honored.
- whillow95Lv 51 decade ago
Who are you kidding? You know women are evil in Christianity!
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