I also agree that Women are "closer" to God.
I didn't read all of the debate.
(I didn't have time, yet!)
Anyway, my mind went quickly to God is light (Credo prayer).
And my thoughts about this are: that people have a tendency to separate things when they somehow are linked.
If God is light and when there is a thunder, the sound from a thunder is somehow also God (in the darkness let's say like this).
What I mean is God is light, but there's also "light" in the darkness (the energy from the sound is quite inferior, the sound speed is lower, but it's just properties from it).
Well, it's just a wonder.