Sunday, June 01, 2008

Ask Aunt Tillie: Is It Okay To Call God "Mother"?


Blogger's Note: Since this blog is somewhat Amishcentric, I get questions from time to time from readers about Amish life and culture, which I refer to my Aunt Tillie, an opinionated, but humble Amish woman. We usually take readers' questions, but here is a question I asked Aunt Tillie myself and her answer. As always, the views of Aunt Tillie are her own and may not reflect Crockhead's views, so please don't get mad at me if you don't like her answer. Please leave a comment or email me if you have questions you want me to refer to her in the future.

Dear Aunt Tillie:

I just finished reading a book called Is It Okay To Call God "Mother" by Paul R. Smith. You seem to be a fairly open-minded woman. What do you think?

(Signed) Your nephew, Crockhead

Dear Nephew:

Don't you think for one minute that just because I don't have more than an eighth grade education, I don't know when my leg is being pulled. Why in the world would you want to call a man "Mother?" You want to blame women for what God has done? Oh, no, you don't buddy. I won't stand for it. We Amish don't usually make predictions on who is going to heaven and who is going to hell, but I'm pretty confident you won't need a coat for where you're going!

(Signed) Aunt Tillie

1 comment:

Uncle Menno said...

It makes my heart go pitty-pat a little to see Aunt Tillie get her dander up. But she's right: God is a man. If creation had been done by a woman, she'd still be messing around trying to get the colors right.

I guess I'd better go now.