Hello, everyone. So I came across a video today that tried to explain why God is depicted as Father in the Bible as opposed to mother. I have my own thoughts, but since I know that I definitely don’t know everything :), I want to hear your thoughts. Just so everyone knows, I am not in favor at all of referring to God as mother…I’ve just thought on and through this before, and the video brought it up for me again today.
The video I saw was saying that most of the violence and crime in the world comes from men, and so men need a good example to follow. The video was saying that children who grow up fatherless more or less go wild and basically have no moral compass. They said women need good role models, too, but not to keep them from crime and violence. They said that half the women in prison grew up fatherless and that even women are more likely to listen to and follow a male authority. They added to this by saying that if people don’t have a rule-giver, they go wild. They said that if God was presented as feminine or a mother, then men would see traits like compassion and love and kindness, etc. as female traits and would then not follow God’s example.
Thoughts about these things?