[percy-l] God's Gender and Ham Sandwiches

Mike Frentz mfrentz at bbn.com
Fri Aug 15 08:29:50 EDT 2003

Dear Jim,

I was only pulling your chain a bit (I guess I should have included a 
smiley -- no offense taken at all), in fact, I was very intrigued by your 
definition for homophobe (speaking of copyrights, I believe your definition 
is unique given common abusage of the term :-).   I greatly admire your 
intellectual honesty.  This has been an interesting exchange of points of view.


At 04:27 PM 8/14/2003 -0400, James Piat wrote:
>Amen.  I know of people who are aetheists, sadly, because they can't deal 
>with the symbolism of a male God, but I also agree entirely with Steve's 
>characterization that with respect to God, we are all female.  It doesn't 
>bother me at all to be spiritually female, that is the role of Church (and 
>no, Jim, I'm not a homophobe that I know of.. )
>Dear Mike,
>Aside from myself, I didn't mean to call anyone on list homophobic.  I was 
>just offering my opinion, in response to someone's question, as to what 
>the term might mean -- or at least one of many ways I've heard it 
>used.   I've enjoyed and learned something from everyone's comments -- 
>including of course yours.
>Jim p
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