SALSU 40-day challenge
There’s some Jesus/spiritual thing someone invited me to on Tumblr for some reason. I highly doubt I’m going to go through with it because it is 40-days long but my offhand participation might be good food for thought. It’s not a subject I consider at length all too often. Rage below.
I’m going to ignore the prompt of the Day 1 post. I did it and everything, but it reminded me of something else I’d rather explore at the moment.
Is God male? The Bible refers to God as one. Does it really matter? Is God actually female? A hermaphrodite?
Does God have a penis? How big is God’s penis? Does God urinate? Does he have a toilet? Does he get morning wood? Does he ejaculate? Does God have sex? No? Then why have a penis? Does God have a penis? If he doesn’t, how is he a male?
Well there’s more to being male than having a penis and that might just be a technicality. Does God have an X chromosome and a Y chromosome? Does God have chromosomes? DNA? What would God’s genome look like if it were mapped?
If God is male, does he have more body hair, muscle mass, and testosterone levels than if God were female? Would female God be more likely to be more empathetic towards others? Would female God have a menstrual cycle? Would female God PMS?
Is God perfect? Is God male? Is God a perfect male? Does God never leave the toilet seat up? Does God spend time with the kids and always remembers his wife’s birthday? Does God stay in shape? Is he handy around the house?
Is God male? Does God have a gender in a sense we can relate to as humans? I think that’s unlikely. In which case, does it really matter if God has some sort of deity version of a gender? No? Then why the hell do I care if the Bible says that God is a male?
Because it’s divinely-inspired, because the word of God never changes and everything about it is true? Because God, in his infinite wisdom, decided to inspire a book that can easily lead people to be debilitatingly-sexist?
Is God benevolent? Is God eternal? Is God just? Does God care for his justice to be understandable by humans? How often does God shave?
And if the Bible has answers for any of the above, why should I spend energy looking for the answers in a book that raises so many inane questions in the first place?