My favorite is this- God (He+She) speaks to us as one united voice but our cultural/historical context causes us to register that as His voice, His scripture, His answer to prayer.
I think the “protecting Her” explanation falls seriously short
1) it requires an exalted being to be “too soft” to handle affliction
2)It credits Heavenly Father with the decision, not that it was Her move or a joint, united plan.
3) it requires modern stereotyped gender roles to apply ot their relationship- he’s “tough enough” she’s too weak so she willingly falls back. Or worse, She wants to be involved with us, but she’s obedient- that is, under Him, not equal to Him in authority and power after all.
All 3 of these points have zero scriptural support. Perfected, exalted beings, with power to create and destroy, who are perfectly united as one, just don’t have scriptural or prophetic descriptors such as “weak” “can’t handle it” “subservient” “puts aside own judgment” etc.
so, there are my thoughts on the subject. It’s a minor pet peeve :)]]>
The second paragraph states:
All human beings — male and female — are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, …
Note the plural of parents. Ipso facto…
So there you have it, right there in an official document.]]>
Because she’s not strong enough to take it, but He is?
I like to believe goddess-hood is rich enough, elevated enough, powerful enough to handle that sort of thing.
I know GBH publicly discouraged prayer to a Mother in Heaven in conference around 1990, as we are instructed to pray to our Father in Heaven. I do believe there must be a unity there as described in your post.
I do not buy the concept of MiH = HG, which I have heard thrown around on occasion.]]>