"Delegates of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are to tackle whether to
adopt gender-inclusive language for worship of the divine Trinity along with the
traditional 'Father, Son and Holy Spirit,' " the Associated Press reports from
The divine Trinity--"Father, Son and Holy
Spirit''--could also be known as "Mother, Child and Womb'' or "Rock, Redeemer,
Friend'' at some Presbyterian . . . services under an action Monday by the
church's national assembly.
"Mother, Child and Womb"? That's even more
sexist than the old patriarchal Trinity. We suspect God will be quite angry at
the suggestion that she is no more than an Incubator. It ought to be "Woman,
Fetus and Body."
"Rock, Redeemer, Friend" is much better, and it's easy
to remember. Rock crushes Redeemer, Redeemer cuts Friend, Friend covers
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Posted by Stephen at 12:43 pm