If Angels in the Bible are of neuter gender ? Then why are they always depicted as males by description and name ? And never a female ?

by smiddy3 34 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    Because the GB secretly covet beards and of course, could not imagine themselves neutered neutral.

  • Xanthippe

    I think you'll find the older statues and paintings of angels aren't actually meant to be female even though they have flowing gowns and long hair, they don't have breasts. If you look at the baby cherubs, known as putti, in renaissance art they have feminine faces and flowing curly hair but as they're naked you can see they're male.

  • Diogenesister
    Insight book said "angels have no sex(gender)". Then why does the GB/JW always present them as males ?

    Good point.

    The beard seems an unnecessary add-on if they themselves claim they are neuter. There's two reasons imho

    A) Watchtower stated females will be turned into males ( adding there are well-documented cases of this happening on earth !!!!)

    B)Because of this the early illustrations in Watchtower from 80 plus years back portrayed them with beards ( Watchtower weren't too hot in thinking skills) and they've just continued using the same illustration.

  • Lost in the fog
    Lost in the fog

    In the art of the Pre-Raphaelite painters most of their angels were portrayed as female.

  • smiddy3

    My whole point is do religious institutions such as the Roman Catholic ,Eastern Orthodox churches ,Russian Orthodox Church, Greek Orthodox Church etc etc, as well as the mainstream Protestant religions including the fundamentalists such as the Jehovah`s Witnesses ,in their places of worship show Angels that are female .?

    I`m not talking about artists, religious or otherwise, who portray Angels as female that doesn`t count with me ,I`m talking about official Church dogma ,doctrine etc of these institutions.

    Christendoms mainstream Churches are full of paintings and stained glass pictures do any of these show an Angel that is female and not male .

    I hope I have clarified my OP.

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