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Re: John in Terkunan

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Monday, August 13, 2007, 7:23
On 8/12/07, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> There was a time which I fondly remember, before the modern habit of > using 'gender' as a euphemism for 'sex' (Why?), that one made a clear > distinction between (biological) sex and (grammatical) gender.
I've heard a (modern?) distinction made between "sex" (describing the bits on your body) and "gender" (describing your role in society).
> Now, for those who like to speculate and/or meditate on things > spiritual, in Aramaic (the language Jesus & the apostle spoke) and in > the Semitic languages generally, the Holy Spirit is feminine
When I read the Wikipedia article on _Holy Spirit_ the other day, I saw that there are, apparently, groups for whom this fact is significant. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>