Yesterday during my weekly campus evangelism I had a dialogue with a feminist woman who didn’t like how I called God “He.”
How does one respond?
A thought occurred to me when she stated her displeasure.
Here’s the dialogue:
Woman: I don’t like how you call God a “He.”
Me: Oh but that’s how the Bible describes God, He’s described in masculine term.
Woman: What I meant was how I don’t like how the Bible described God as a “He.”
Me: I’m curious if a person can self-identify one’s own gender?
Woman: Of course you bigot. By the way gender is not about anatomy. It’s about dictating one’s identity.
Me: So…what’s wrong with God self-identifying Himself in the BIble with masculine terminology?
Woman: But God doesn’t have a human body.
Me: Wait, I thought it’s not about anatomy?
At this point she changed the topic. Which I didn’t mind because I got to go back to explaining the Gospel to her.