April 27, 2007

How Come

. . .we never talk about transexualism?

It's important, I think. Scripture says not one word about it, of course.


Posted by Attila Girl at April 27, 2007 01:59 PM | TrackBack

There are two kinds of people in the world - those who don't talk about transexualism and those who simply will not shut up about it. For the first kind it simply doesn't come up OR they've had one conversation with one of the second kind in the past and know enough to strangle the topic whenever encountered.

Posted by: Colin MacDougalll at April 27, 2007 02:54 PM

Scripture clearly states that God created us just like he wanted us. Including our gender assignemnt. To tamper with that is to be in rebellion with God.

Posted by: Bloggermouth at April 27, 2007 03:12 PM

Because it's icky?

Posted by: Barry at April 28, 2007 12:29 AM

You cannot change your sex. You can mutilate your body, fill it with foreign hormones, dress as the opposite gender and pretend that you have changed you sex....but you cannot actually change your sex.


Posted by: Ringo the Gringo at April 28, 2007 11:19 AM

I would venture to say that the Bible does not speak on this topic because back in those days people who felt this way were probably considered to be mentally ill.

Posted by: John at April 28, 2007 03:03 PM


Do you mean "in rebellion against God"? Or is God rebelling along with us?

I'm confused by the notion that God wants us to be the way we are in every particular. Because part of human nature is sinfulness. Does God want me to be a sinner? Just askin'.


Does that hold for those who have atypical chromosomes? What if someone's cells don't align with his/her outward gender?


Maybe it has to do with the fact that the Bible was written before gender-reassignment surgery was widely available. Of course, it was also written before heart bypass surgery were developed.

So is that a reason for those who need it to decline the procedure? Inquiring minds, and all that . . .

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 28, 2007 03:45 PM

Something bugs me about the abuse of the word "gender".
Even the Merriam Webster Collegiate dictionary still defines
gender as having to do with grammar and even psychology.
Nothing about external physical attributes.
See for yourself:

Pronunciation: 'jen-d&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English gendre, from Anglo-French genre, gendre, from Latin gener-, genus birth, race, kind, gender -- more at KIN
1 a : a subclass within a grammatical class (as noun, pronoun, adjective, or verb) of a language that is partly arbitrary but also partly based on distinguishable characteristics (as shape, social rank, manner of existence, or sex) and that determines agreement with and selection of other words or grammatical forms b : membership of a word or a grammatical form in such a subclass c : an inflectional form showing membership in such a subclass
2 a : SEX b : the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex

On the other hand, sex is all about _physical_ attributes.

It seems that once again, so-called progressives have mutilated the dictionary to conflate physical and verbal.
Or physical and mental.

p.s. The Bible does have something to say about men
who mutilate their bodies and lie with other men.

Posted by: Bob at April 29, 2007 06:54 AM

The gender-for-sex thing became popular in the early 80s, as I recall. I really felt at the time that it provided a way to discuss sex as in men/women without it souding ambiguous as to whether perhaps the discussion was on a more-loaded topic, human sexuality.

Perhaps it was an abuse. But it filled a gap in the language as it existed at that time.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 29, 2007 07:22 AM

In fact if you have actually read the Bible it does tell about, men dressing as women and that when this starts it will be the end of time, i think it is in Revelations, so it depends on how you want to translate it....

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