Tuesday, October 03, 2006

God no longer male


Church of England leaders warned yesterday that calling God 'He' encourages men to beat their wives.

They told churchgoers they must think twice before they refer to God as 'He' or 'Lord' because of the dangers that it will lead to domestic abuse.

The recommendation - fully endorsed by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams - puts a question mark over huge swathes of Christian teaching and practice.

It throws doubt on whether the principal Christian prayer should continue to be known as the Lord's Prayer and begin 'Our Father'.

It means well-loved hymns such as Fight the Good Fight and Onward Christian Soldiers may be headed for the dustbin.

So what are we going to call him… I mean her… I mean it… or forget it. What are we going to call him now? A more neutral name like jo or the tranny in the sky?

This country continues to get more and more ridiculous and yet we just sit here and do nothing about it.

The Central News Crazy Christian Competition would like you to tell us what we should called God now? Instead of lord? Instead of he/him? The winner will get bragging rights. Answers on a postcard please… or you could just tell me in the comments.

3 comments:

Stan said...

This is going to make hymn singing a bit difficult ...

"All things wise and wonderful, the blank God made them all."

And what about "The Blank's Prayer"

"Our thingie, who art in heaven .."

Someitmes I wonder about these people.

youdontknowme said...

same here

Sperestillan said...

LOL! @ Stans comment

Got me wondering how the rest of the Lord's Prayer would be said now.