Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

I am not your ordinary Christian, but then again who is? I’ve blogged a bit about what sets me apart from the Christianity of my youth… and closer to the God of Love.

Here are some links that best describe my journey and my belief in a God that places LOVE above all things:

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  • 4 thoughts on “This Blonde’s Beliefs

    1. David Staley says:

      Aloha! Thanks for your blog. Very helpful with some things I’ve been thinking about lately. I do have a question: I notice you use the personal pronoun HIM when referring to God. I wonder if you could comment on that, or if you have a blog entry about it already written.

      Mahalo,

      D

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      1. Yes, I do, don’t I? I have thought about this while writing my posts, only referring to God as “He” because of Christianity’s religious tradition and the familiarity of referring to God in that way.

        A gender neutral pronoun would be ideal. I do not think of God as either male or female. A gender neutral pronoun would be best… however due to our language limitations none exist.

        Actually, I would prefer to refer to God in noun form as “Higher Power” or “Spirit” yet I feel these words are just a name and in reality it does not matter as God is God no matter what we call Him (or Her).

        Language is a tricky thing… words can provide a foundation for mutual understanding well as be divisive and confusing. I use the pronoun “He” because this is the most common way to refer to God, but it is not because I believe God truly is male.

        Thank you for your question! One day perhaps I will devote an essay on this topic, but until then I thank you for the opportunity to share my current feelings on this topic! I would love to hear your thoughts as well!
        ❤️Ann

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    2. David Staley says:

      Thanks Ann. Referring to God with the masculine pronoun is a negative trigger (don’t know if that’s the right word) for me. In my own writing I rework the sentence until I don’t need to use a pronoun at all, although that often makes the writing stilted. I definitely do not think of God as male or female or neuter, in fact not as a being (in the human sense of the word) at all. But rather spirit, or “the universe.” The more I think the less accurate my image of the concept!

      I’ve enjoyed your essays on coming out of fundamentalism as I have been finally successful these past few years after 40 years of trying. I think of my experience as pushing through a fundamentalist membrane, as in birth, or a pin in a balloon.

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      1. Spirituality is a journey with many limitations within this experience called life. Fundamentalism and gender identification are a couple of those obstacles that can limit our growth towards Spirit. I thank you for your comment, your thoughts and insights will always be welcome here! ❤️Ann

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