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Hi, I wasn’t sure where to ask this question so I placed it here because I would like to know how non-catholics view this subject as well. Lately I’ve heard a few other Catholics and non-Catholic Christians refer to our Creator in feminine terms. (The majority of those who did so, had experienced severe trauma at the hands of men (Ranging from Rape and sexual violence, to genial abuse). These women not feminists, just extremely uncomfortable with men. For this reason they feel closer to God when using feminine terms. Some of the women also suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Due to being a rape survivor I can sympathies with this women, sometimes I feel sick referring to God in masculine terms because the rapist called himself God while raping me. He said all kind of thing mocking both God and Jesus. I can’t help but to get chills now when I hear these words. )
Talking with these women got me to wondering how many people use feminine terms during prayer and their reasons.
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