I haven’t been on in quite a while but I am hoping to get feedback on different Friends conceptions of God. I feel God is both male and female. Like ying and yang. The reason I embraced Quakerism was…Continue
"Christ's living appearance within me has drawn me out of the reflective nature and the process of conceptualization and into the Spirit's living immanent presence itself in itself. This motion of immanent presence is discovered (and is…"
"God is also more than anyone's experience of God. It's not that we can contain God in a concept, but that we can't contain God by eschewing concepts either. The concepts do not contain God, but like our various flavors of experiencing…"
Through the immanent appearance of eternal life itself inshining upon me, I am drawn out of the process of the reflective nature and conceptualization in relation to and correspondence with eternal Being or Life. Direct, unmediated, or…"
"I'd rather encourage people to examine the Bible sympathetically than discourage them from doing so; however some ways of looking at it work better than others.
As a stick for the blind, it should work as well as any, though seeing is better…"
"Instead of floundering and thrashing around to find a way to conceptualize God, Turn to the Bible for inspiration for your conceptual endeavors and as a measuring stick to assess how you are doing. And stop worrying about whose toes you…"
A word like "Godd-ess" would imply that 'God's were normally male, except for some variant which happened to be female.
But 'God' is a word for exactly one being, who doesn't need to…"
"To hear God referred to in masculine nouns and pronouns feels to me like a slap in the face to the entire female half of humanity.
Moving on, my concept of God is that it is a profound mystery and an ultimate power for good. None of us…"
"It's probably best to talk about many Biblical concepts of God.
What they have in common is that they mean a real Being, a causally decisive Being, not a figment, not an image constructed by human beings (although people's images of God…"
"Mary Baker Eddy of the Christian Science theology.
But I don't know of any Quakers making an issue of it, except for a few people who object to any idea of 'God', because, you know, He's a guy, allegedly. Pushy. Tougher than us,…"
"I am curious about both I know from my many years of studies that Quakers have differing conceptions of God. I was also wondering if anyone else thought of a Father/Mother God when they think of the diety."