The Church of Sweden has done the unimaginable, the most SJW thing possible: they voted to stop from referring to God as “He” or “The Lord.”
That’s right, the 251 member church voted to make God gender neutral.
The manual instructs leaders the proper language to use during services, the liturgy to be used, hymnals to sing, among other aspects of a service, according to the Telegraph UK.
Church spokeswoman Sofija Pedersen Videke said, “We talk about Jesus Christ, but in a few places we have changed it to say ‘God’ instead of ‘he.'”
Now, for instance, the church will refer to the Trinity — which consists of God the Father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit — as “God and the Holy Trinity.” Typically, the Trinity is referred to as “the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
The decision will officially take effect on May 20, during Pentecost, a Christian holiday. The church first discussed gender-neutral language as early as 1986.
Even church leader Archbishop Antje Jackelen defended the ridiculous notion! She said, “Theologically, for instance, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human.”
Funny how the leader and spokeswoman happen to be female, huh? Perhaps there is some kind of underlying inferiority complex happening here.
Christer Pahlmblad, an associate theology professor at Sweden’s Lund University, told a Danish newspaper that the change wasn’t wise.
“It really isn’t smart if the Church of Sweden becomes known as a church that does not respect the common theology heritage,” he advised.
Other churches, including those in Europe and in America, have made an effort in recent years to become more progressive. For instance, the Church of England decided recently to use gender-neutral language during its services. However, that rule doesn’t apply when discussing God.
All I have to say is that I hope they like it warm!