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  • Petros Evdokas
    God s gender divides German government http://news.yahoo.com/gods-gender-divides-german-government-153203303.html REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz BERLIN (Reuters) - A
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 21, 2012
      God's gender divides German government
      http://news.yahoo.com/gods-gender-divides-german-government-153203303.html


      REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

      BERLIN (Reuters) - A minister in Angela Merkel's government has sparked
      a pre-Christmas row among Germany's ruling parties by suggesting God be
      referred to with the neutral article "das" instead of the masculine "der".

      Family Minister Kristina Schroeder made the comments when asked in an
      interview with German weekly Die Zeit how she explained to her young
      daughter the use of the masculine form for God.

      "The article is not important," she responded, adding that it was fine
      to use "das" instead of the traditional "der" when referring to God.

      The remarks were immediately denounced by members of Schroeder's own
      Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the
      Christian Social Union (CSU).

      "This intellectualised nonsense leaves me speechless," Christine
      Haderthauer, Bavarian social minister, told top-selling daily Bild.

      Stefan Mueller, a CSU lawmaker, said he was "bewildered" by Schroeder's
      "inappropriate" comments.

      When pressed on the matter at a government news conference on Friday,
      Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert backed Schroeder.

      "If you believe in God, the article is not important," he said. "If you
      speak to God in a different way, the prayers are still heard."

      (Reporting by Noah Barkin. Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.

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    • Rev. Steven B. Thompson
      Personally, I believe that God has no gender because a spirit has no gender which is why there is no marriage in Heaven. On a lighter note, they better be
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 23, 2012
        Personally, I believe that God has no gender because a spirit has no gender which is why there is no marriage in Heaven. On a lighter note, they better be careful cause God is watching us from a distance, and boy is she ever pissed! lol













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        --- On Fri, 12/21/12, Petros Evdokas <petros@...> wrote:


        From: Petros Evdokas <petros@...>
        Subject: [ U.L.C ] God's gender divides German government - Yahoo! News
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        Date: Friday, December 21, 2012, 11:14 AM



         




        God's gender divides German government
        http://news.yahoo.com/gods-gender-divides-german-government-153203303.html

        REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

        BERLIN (Reuters) - A minister in Angela Merkel's government has sparked
        a pre-Christmas row among Germany's ruling parties by suggesting God be
        referred to with the neutral article "das" instead of the masculine "der".

        Family Minister Kristina Schroeder made the comments when asked in an
        interview with German weekly Die Zeit how she explained to her young
        daughter the use of the masculine form for God.

        "The article is not important," she responded, adding that it was fine
        to use "das" instead of the traditional "der" when referring to God.

        The remarks were immediately denounced by members of Schroeder's own
        Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the
        Christian Social Union (CSU).

        "This intellectualised nonsense leaves me speechless," Christine
        Haderthauer, Bavarian social minister, told top-selling daily Bild.

        Stefan Mueller, a CSU lawmaker, said he was "bewildered" by Schroeder's
        "inappropriate" comments.

        When pressed on the matter at a government news conference on Friday,
        Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert backed Schroeder.

        "If you believe in God, the article is not important," he said. "If you
        speak to God in a different way, the prayers are still heard."

        (Reporting by Noah Barkin. Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.

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