Does your God have a gender?

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Remember that God is all knowing and all powerful. There is nothing he/she can’t do. He? She? Does your God have a gender? On Facebook God can choose from more than 50 genders (depending on your location). That’s how actual non-imaginary human beings on this very earth feel and see themselves. And – as you can imagine – many many people cannot declare themselves due to possible harassment or even potential death by law.

Let’s face it: straight man, straight woman. That’s all God thought really had in mind, right? Everything in between is a sinful  aberration. That’s the way he likes it – plain and simple. At least with humans. Anemonefish like Disney Pixar’s beloved Nemo are all male initially just to turn female when socially necessary. Earthworms have both male and female reproductive organs simultaneously. A banana slug is even able to reproduce all by itself. God seems to be incredibly creative when he/she (or whatever) wants to.

How to explain gender identity to children

“What shall I tell my children?” is what you here instantly in any debate about sexual orientation and gender identity. You just tell them: There are man and women … and everything you can imagine in between! Just like with the colors black and white. And you can mix up any colors you like. You don’t want your children to grow up in a black and white world, do you?

Just think: we ourselves didn’t know any better back then, when we learned about male and female and birds and bees. You can insist on Pluto being classified as the ninth planet of our solar system, just because that’s the way you learned it and that’s the way “it always was”. Or you adapt to modern times and move on even though it might seem incredibly hard to wrap your head around new classifications or identities.

So, you think your God might even identify as polygender?

— YoursTruly

 

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