Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Truth and Gender Identity

First, let me say, we should always expect Christ-followers to act like they love Jesus and accept his teachings, but we should never expect people outside of Christ to act like Christians. That being said, we do not hold those outside of Christ to Christian standards. However, it is telling of just how far we have fallen away from our Judeo-Christian belief systems in our country when a well-known news agency carrying a story about a transgendered person (a person who was born a female but has undergone surgical procedures and hormone replacement to look like a man) who has decided to get pregnant references the person this way:

Beatie, born a woman, has had a chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy, but decided to keep his female repoductive organs.

We are in a sad state when truth is so relative that a news organization will use the statement, decided to keep his female reporductive organs. The Bible tells us in the book of Genesis that God created them male and female, two different sexes for two seperate entities. However, even from a non-Christian perspective this must seem far-fetched...a he cannot have she organs. I am a man because I have male reproductive organs.

This argument, of course, isn't new, but the wording in this article really caused me to take a second look. In the onslaught against Judeo-Christian values that we experience daily, take special note of the language that has invaded our culture as normal. Take this to heart especially as you raise your children in an age that accepts all points of view and claims to truth as equal. For your own edification, I have copied the definition for truth from below.

truth /truθ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[trooth] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation,–noun, plural truths /truðz, truθs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[troothz, trooths] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation.
1.the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
2.conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.
3.a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.
4.the state or character of being true.
5.actuality or actual existence. obvious or accepted fact; truism; platitude.
7.honesty; integrity; truthfulness.
8.(often initial capital letter) ideal or fundamental reality apart from and transcending perceived experience: the basic truths of life.
9.agreement with a standard or original.
10.accuracy, as of position or adjustment.
11.Archaic. fidelity or constancy. —Idiom truth, in reality; in fact; actually: In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire.
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