Fr. James Martin refers to God as ‘her,’ attacks so-called ‘damaging’ portrayal of God as man

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Father James Martin, has defended his recent reference to God as “Her,” by penning an article in America Magazine in which he claimed that feminine imagery of God was “not contrary to our faith.” Martin also criticized a male concept of God as promoting a harmful concept of patriarchy.

For the Second Sunday in Lent, the well-known Jesuit originally shared a reflection by the Catholic Women Preach organization, which referred to God as female, commenting on how “God will let you glimpse Her power.”

After facing significant outrage from Catholics, Martin availed of his position as “editor at large” of America Magazine, to double down on his position on the female concept of God.

In a post entitled “God is not a man (or a woman),” Martin revealed that he had no problem with calling God “her.”

“God is not a man. And while Jesus Christ was (and is) a man and invites us to call God the Father, that does not mean that God is male or that God is only masculine,” he wrote.

Martin claimed that it “just as theologically correct to use feminine imagery about God as it is to use masculine imagery” and that it is “not contrary to our faith, since it’s part of Scripture, albeit an overlooked and even ignored part.”

Martin then noted that he did not view God as a woman either, adding that “[t]he mystery of the Triune God goes beyond the confines of sex or gender.”

The prominent LGBT advocate described how he believes it to be “damaging” to “envision God as solely one gender.” Martin continued to describe what he viewed as a detrimental effect of this view, pointing to “patriarchal cultures,” and how the common concept of God as male, effected theology, public and private worship, and the Christian life.

He gave examples of work done by feminist theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson, who has spent much time in presenting God in a female manner. Johnson takes feminine images or analogies from the Bible and interprets their usage to suggest that God should be understood as a female.

Using her ideas, Martin then even hinted at nefarious actions which were taken to ensure that God was artistically portrayed as a male, rather than a female, presumably as an example of the damaging patriarchal culture he had mentioned earlier.

Noting the shocked response from faithful Catholics, Martinx referred back readers to the Scriptures, suggesting that such a reaction “mirrors some of the reactions we see in the Gospels when Jesus invites people to think of God as bigger than they had originally imagined.”

Martin also attempted to misuse St. Thomas Aquinas to defend his position, observing how Aquinas wrote that it is “necessary to find new words to express the ancient faith about God.” However, Aquinas wrote this line to defend using the term “person” when describing the Trinity, not to promote novelty in describing the nature of God.

In fact, Aquinas has already answered Martin’s theories. Early on in his magnus opus the Summa Theologiae, Aquinas taught that the “name HE WHO IS most properly belongs to God.” The formula, given by God to Moses (Exodus 3:13-14), is the most proper name for God, wrote Aquinas, due to its signification, universality and consignification.

This Scriptural passage is one which Martin notably avoids mentioning, even though it is one whereby God provides a direct answer to the manner in which He is to be understood by men: “I Am Who Am…He Who Is.”

St. Thomas also denotes the theologically sound understanding of God as Father, when explaining the three persons in the Trinity. “Now it is paternity which distinguishes the person of the Father from all other persons. Hence this name Father, whereby paternity is signified, is the proper name of the person of the Father.”

The male concept of God as Father, which Fr. Martin described as evidence of “damaging…patriarchal cultures,” is one taught by Christ Himself in the Scriptures - another Scriptural example which Martin avoids mentioning. It was how He taught the Apostles to pray and refer to God: “Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”

Christ repeatedly refers to God the Father throughout the Gospels, and mentions how He is the one who shall reveal God to man, and Christ does so by revealing God as Father. “And no one knoweth the Son, but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him.”

It was with this phrase also, denoting God as Father, that St. Paul opened every one of his Epistles. In sending his greetings to the various recipients of his letters, Paul consistently mentions in the first few lines, “God our Father.”
 

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This is probably a direct allusion to the jewish theory of G-d manifesting in the mundane lower realms as a feminine force called the ‘Shekinah’, or in kabbalah theology under the sefiroth of ‘Malkuth’. Its the reason why jewish men making obscene thrusting gestures with their pelvises when they pray at the opening of their shabbat service in the synagogue.
This idea has at various times held sway through the Catholic church’s doctrines of Mariology, being strongly promoted by the jew-sheltering Cistercian monastic order of the 12th and 13th centuries. Pray to Mary as your primary intercessor with God. This powerful land-owning order became very wealthy allying itself with the north European wool trade, which was monopolized by Anglo-Norman jewry. They grew to become pretty much the first corporate multinational industrialists tied to Big Finance, and were (by sheer cohencidence) the leaders in calling for the conquest of Jerusalem and the Levant to expel the Muslims. Sound familiar?

It is worth noting that the subversion of the Roman Catholic church has been largely under the auspices of converso or crypto-jews (particularly manifest with the Jesuit organization) and although not typically jewish, the surname ‘Martin’ is not unknown among the jewry.
 

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I don't really take anything seriously Fr. Martin says. He espouses liberal views, and Jews and secularists use his status as a Jesuit priest to promote their agenda.
 

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This idea has at various times held sway through the Catholic church’s doctrines of Mariology, being strongly promoted by the jew-sheltering Cistercian monastic order of the 12th and 13th centuries.
I have never heard of people sexualizing the Veneration of Mary. Do you have a source?
 

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I don't really take anything seriously Fr. Martin says. He espouses liberal views, and Jews and secularists use his status as a Jesuit priest to promote their agenda.
You should take him seriously because he has friends in very high places (he can do no wrong), and he is an emissary of Satan
 

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Patriarchy = Genesis 3:16

To the woman also [God] said: I will multiply thy sorrows, and thy conceptions: in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thou shalt be under thy husband's power, and he shall have dominion over thee.
 

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This is probably a direct allusion to the jewish theory of G-d manifesting in the mundane lower realms as a feminine force called the ‘Shekinah’, or in kabbalah theology under the sefiroth of ‘Malkuth’. Its the reason why jewish men making obscene thrusting gestures with their pelvises when they pray at the opening of their shabbat service in the synagogue.
This idea has at various times held sway through the Catholic church’s doctrines of Mariology, being strongly promoted by the jew-sheltering Cistercian monastic order of the 12th and 13th centuries. Pray to Mary as your primary intercessor with God. This powerful land-owning order became very wealthy allying itself with the north European wool trade, which was monopolized by Anglo-Norman jewry. They grew to become pretty much the first corporate multinational industrialists tied to Big Finance, and were (by sheer cohencidence) the leaders in calling for the conquest of Jerusalem and the Levant to expel the Muslims. Sound familiar?

It is worth noting that the subversion of the Roman Catholic church has been largely under the auspices of converso or crypto-jews (particularly manifest with the Jesuit organization) and although not typically jewish, the surname ‘Martin’ is not unknown among the jewry.
Catholics pray the Magnificat:

46 And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.

51 He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy:

55 As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

- Luke 1
 

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I have never heard of people sexualizing the Veneration of Mary. Do you have a source?
Who said anything about sexualizing? There are Cistercian artworks depicting divine grace flowing as milk from Her breasts into the mouth of St Bernard, but they never sexualized the idea.
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The idea that jewish kabbalistic spiritualist views were influencing notions of highly philosophical spirituality and piety among Christians in that era are moot however, because the Christian traditions and philosophy were so strong, and may well have influenced the jews in developing kabbalah, which actually dates from this period. They probably envied the fanaticism of transcendent Christian spirituality and wanted their own version.
The catechismic work of kabbalah is the Zohar, which was written in 13thC Spain by a jew named Moses of Leon, well within this era. Back then all of the high-minded Christian philosophers interested in transcendentalism were already well advanced in expounding a vision of how God communicates and manifests his Grace, holiness and divinity into his Creation. Take a look at works like 'Summa Theologia' by Thomas Aquinas if you want an idea of the culture of the time.

I should make it clear, that I am not making an apology for this faggot James Martin, but merely explaining the history and significance of Mariology within Roman Catholicism. Mata Cara was the flesh through which The Almighty manifested God upon the earth...
 
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