Well this is certainly awkward. An American priest from the Catholic Church, which denies to women even the right to be priests, says that he visited heaven during a near-death experience and found out that God herself is a woman.
A 71-yr-old Catholic priest, John Micheal O’neal has claimed that God is a woman, with a warm and with a comforting motherly figure.
John Micheal O’neal from Massachussetts was said to have been declared dead for more than 48 minutes, he was miraculously revived by medics and had woken up with a shocking revelation that he had gone to heaven and met God.
Reports say Father O’neal was rushed to the hospital on January 29 after a major heart attack, but was declared clinically dead soon after his arrival…
He claims that at that point in his experience, he went to heaven and encountered God, which he describes as a feminine, mother-like “Being of Light”.
“Her presence was both overwhelming and comforting” states the Catholic priest. “She had a soft and soothing voice and her presence was as reassuring as a mother’s embrace. The fact that God is a Holy Mother instead of a Holy Father doesn’t disturb me, she is everything I hoped she would be and even more!”…Despite the disapproval of his superiors, Father O’neal says that he will continue dedicating his life to God and spread the word of the “Holy Mother”.
Now I’m not entirely sure the news source is legit. It seems to have been picked up by several African news sources, but also by a handful of American ones, so I’m going to assume it’s legit for now. I just wonder if God looked like Alanis Morrissette.
Update: Turns out it’s probably a hoax, as I thought possible but could not confirm when I wrote this.