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18 December 2004 @ 04:25 am
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I found this Q and A very intriguing - God is a lesbian. (Search for the word "homosexuality")

Just something to think about.
bingodoggy on December 18th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
In his view, man/nature is transcendent, but God is not. Man/nature defines God, not the other way around. This view is pretty much antithetical to the Christian view.
lyght on December 18th, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
Maybe you're referring to a different section of the Q&A, but I so didn't get that out of that answer. To me it seemed like more of a brahmanic view of God, which I don't necessarily think is antithetical to all forms of Christianity. Some, sure, but there's a lot of different forms of Christianity out there.

Might also want to keep in mind that the guy's a Buddhist. They're not exactly known for believing in the existence of things.
bingodoggy on December 18th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
I did keep in mind that he's Buddhist. I do think that there's a problem when people read that, though. He talks about God, and it sounds deep, but he's really discussing a different God from the one most people in America might think of.

Re: that particular answer, when he talks about God being a flower to a flower, a man to a man, a woman to a woman, and a lesbian to a lesbian, he is showing that God changes depending on who's thinking/talking about God. To me that is antithetical to the Christian (I should have said Biblical) view because God says very clearly in Malachi, "I the LORD do not change." With that in mind, and reading his answer, I had to assume that it was an opposing view.
ninja in the shadowsseiryu_16 on December 18th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
I presume what he's describing there is that God is EVERYTHING, and that it is our identification with him that makes the identity of God seem to change. We identify with what we know - our claiming that God is white, or black, or gay, or a flower - because we have not been awakened fully to realize that God is everything... as he says, "God is a lesbian, but also a gay, a black a white, a chrysanthemum." [emphasis mine] All that God made has that link, so 'it must be so.' God does not change, but our perception of God does from person-to-person.

I feel it is an extension of "love thy neighbor as thyself": as God is in you, so God is in them. As the Venerable Hanh said, "When you discriminate against the black or the white, or the flower, or the lesbian, you discriminate against God, which is the basic goodness in you." That is my understanding of it.
bingodoggy on December 18th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC)
That's a good reading of it.
lyght on December 18th, 2004 08:03 pm (UTC)
You did a way better job of explaining it than I did.
ninja in the shadows: demonannieseiryu_16 on December 18th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Aw. T'weren't nuffin, ma'am ::doffs cap::

Thanks for posting this, Doc. It is TEH NIFTAY. And discussion is TEH AWESOM.

Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on December 18th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
I don't get that from this reading at all.
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on December 19th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)
Quite the good link. I liked it.