[percy-l] gay marriage

Parlin, Steven PARLINS at culver.org
Tue Aug 19 21:06:08 EDT 2003

Yes... that is one of the hazards of English... we have no genderless
personal pronouns. 

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From: RHONDA MCDONNELL [mailto:rhonda_mcdonnell at msn.com]
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 8:38 PM
To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion
Subject: Re: [percy-l] gay marriage

Hi Karey:
You might be interested in Harold Bloom's contention that the Hebrew
pronouns which refer to God in the original Old Testament are genderless.
Since I don't read Hebrew, I can't check this, but I do know that Milton
also agrees with you.  Not bad company to be in.  And we may as well throw
in Plato's SYMPOSIUM as another argument that precedes yours.
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From: Karey L. Perkins <mailto:karey at charter.net>  
To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical  <mailto:percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [percy-l] gay marriage

I think our spirits/souls ultimately transcend gender -- God has no genitals
(although we traditionally and misleadingly refer to "Him" as a "He," gender
is by definition a physical trait and God is not physical - only Jesus).  

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