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Originally Posted by inanna_tarot
Can the God not be a loving and caring Father?
If you think the deck is about the hatred of the feminine principle then you havent read the thread or the website carefully enough. I suggest you take another look,

Ok, fair point. I've had another read of the website. So the father can be loving and caring. But I still want a mother around. I'm not homophobic, I've had some very close, trusted friends who were gay. But I just don't see myself anywhere in those cards. There's very few females. You can separate sex and gender all you like, and say that God incorporates both, but if I see a picture of a man and call it 'him', well its a man to me - I don't feel included. If you want absence of gender, make them hermaphrodites or use non-figurative forms.

Incidentally, there's a lot of contemporary research arguing against the theory that gender is a social construct. Just witness the trouble they've had with intersex children being raised one way or the other, growing up to find that they made a major mistake. Hormones and genes are powerful things. Certainly social expectations may effect how one's sex and orientation express themselves, but that's a different issue.

I can see where you're coming from, I think, its just that the images, the worldview I see expressed in those cards, doesn't seem to have any relevance at all to my life.

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