So here we are on the cusp of gaining the “right” to alter our own birth certificates to change the sex that the midwife proclaimed when we exited our mother’s womb. Midwives? They know nothing. For millennia they have had the audacity to look between the legs of newborn babes and declare them to be boys or girls, solely on the basis of certain anatomical features.

All about transgender rights is it? No. It’s the latest in a long line of monstrous attacks on objective reality. It’s the exchanging of absolute truth, for a stinking lie. But oh how we love our lies these days. We love to tell ourselves how tolerant we are, and in our zeal to prove it, our tolerance extends to calling A B, up down, inside out, or anything else that takes our fancy in our infantile age.

A lie? That’s a bit harsh isn’t it? Well, there are a number of things on a birth certificate that are objectively true and can never be altered without offending history or nature or both. Change them and what would you call it?

Let me introduce you to Mr John Brown. John’s birth certificate says that he was born in Cambridge on 3rd September 1965. These are facts. Historical truths which you alter only if you are into falsifying facts.

He wasn’t born in Canterbury. He wasn’t born in New York. Nor Sydney. He can’t have been born in any of those places, or indeed anywhere else for that matter. And that’s because he was born in Cambridge. A = A, therefore A cannot = non A.

Ah but John doesn’t much like Cambridge you see. Doesn’t identify with it. He’s rather taken with the island of St. Lucia and would like permission to alter his birth certificate to say that he was born there.

Should we let him? It wouldn’t make much difference to you and I, would it?  But it means a lot to John. He loves St. Lucia and feels like that’s where he was meant to be born. Why not let him indulge his harmless fantasy, especially as his feelings might be hurt if we don’t?

Because it’s not true, that’s why. It’s a bold, bald, barefaced lie. He wasn’t born in St. Lucia, he was born in Cambridge. Fact. Period. Get over it John.

Then there’s John’s wife, Catherine. Her birth certificate says she was born on 6th October 1967, but she doesn’t much fancy being the big 5-0. Dreads it in fact. Says she still feels mid-40s, and so she wants the right to amend her birth certificate to shave 5 years off her age. Very tempting for the state, that one. Why, the Exchequer could get another half decade of taxes out of her before she gets her pension.

So why not let her? Because it’s not true. It’s a lie. She was born in 1967 and that’s that. Fact. Period.

Harriet Young’s birth certificate says she was born to Colin and Georgina Young. The problem with that, though, is Harriet hates them. Her father was an alcoholic who abused her, and her mother cared little about her. She wishes she had had the kind of parents that some of her friends had. She’d love to expunge her own parents’ names from her birth certificate.

Should we let her? No. Why? Because it’s a lie. It’s not true. It may we’ll be a truth that she doesn’t much like, but it’s truth all the same. Fact. Period.

Ah but here comes David Grond. He was born with a penis. The midwife saw it and it caused her to proclaim “it’s a boy”. Was she in error? Was she a liar? Stupid perhaps? Or did she simply not understand just how mutable biology would come to be in the near future?

But now because David feels it’s all been a dreadful mistake and that the penis should never have been put there in the first place, instead of saying to him, “but it is, David, get used to it”, we’re going along with his make believe, and we’re going to let him change the truth for a lie on his birth certificate.

How many times should we let him do it? Once? Twice? Should we let him change his sex a couple of times a year if he really feels that way? Oh don’t be so stupid and bigoted, comes the response. We’re only going to let him change it because he now identifies as the opposite sex. It’s not going to be constant change. Ah, but in a society which now has only one constant — constant flux — you need to be at least hypothetically prepared to allow for those with Seasonably Variant Gender Dysphoria (SVGD). They feel this way in the Spring, that way in the Summer, no way in the Autumn and who knows in the Winter. Are you prepared to let them change their birth certificates whenever they feel like it? Or are you going to join the line of bigots and phobics, only a little way down the line?

And so whilst we wouldn’t dream of allowing someone to alter things as objectively true as the date on which they were born, the place where they were born, and the parents they were born to, we’re going to grant people the “right” to alter an equally objective fact at the stroke of a pen.

Why would we do this? To any sane and sober generation, it would be obvious that if there’s a tension between objective reality and subjective feelings, it’s the feelings that need to change to conform to the objective reality and not the other way around. Anything else is simply trying to bend truth to your own reality, and this does no one any favours, least of all the one insisting on the reality inversion.

If a person insists that a bull can give milk, you don’t let them go and lop off the bulls bits in order to try to prove it, do you? You point out to them that it is the cow, the one with the teats, not the bull, that gives milk. You can even demonstrate it to them objectively, if they don’t agree, and in so doing you can show that in the dispute between their feelings on the subject, and the anatomy of bulls and cows, it’s the feelings, not the bovines, that are in error.

And yet here we are, busy making subjective feelings king over objective reality. Neat idea? Not exactly. Possibly one of the worst and most self-destructive ideas humans have ever come up with. And note that it’s nothing much to do with transgenderism, as such. Those poor people caught up in this fog of confusion are just mere canon fodder on the midst of something else entirely.

What it is is simply the latest manifestation of what we’ve been living through for decades, and which is reaching its crescendo. It’s a War on Reality. An Assault on Objective Truth. It’s the Death of Meaning.

The Death of Meaning? Really? Yes really. Think again about what midwives say at each and every birth. They say it’s a boy. Or it’s a girl. But if a boy can be emasculated at a whim and the stroke of a pen, then her words are meaningless. It might be a boy, but we don’t know yet. It could be a girl, but we can’t yet be sure. We need to wait a few years to see what the “it” decides about “itself”. He words are dead words, devoid of meaning, and we might as well prohibit her by law from saying them. When will we see the first lawsuit brought against a midwife for offending the parents with her bigoted pronouncement?

In which case goodbye girls, goodbye boys. Goodbye men, goodbye women. Goodbye what it means to be a man, goodbye what it means to be a woman. And no I don’t mean that a penis maketh a man, or that a vagina maketh a woman. I mean that if we can’t state categorically that this person is a boy who will, barring an untimely death, become a man, then we cannot possibly retain any concept of what growing up into a man and being a man actually means. Likewise with the females. It’s all utterly meaningless. We are just a collection of emasculated entities who no longer know who we are, what we are, much less what we are for.

Look, if your society cannot trust a midwife  to proclaim authoritatively on the identity of the baby she has just delivered; if her objectively true pronouncement can now be questioned and set aside by a person’s feelings and the stamp of officialdom, then here’s the rub: your society is toast. It’s had it.

Just stand back and watch it hurtle towards the cliff edge at an ever faster rate, since constant flux tends to develop a will of its own and has no brakes. Just watch the mad people in charge try to lull us, with all the subtlety of Wormtongue himself, into thinking that all is well and that we’re nasty extremists if we refuse to accept the new reality. Just watch as they themselves stand gobsmacked as those who take the baton from them take the agenda into places that even they would not have dared to tread or even thought possible. Idolising constant change and mutability is like that. It bites even the hand that feeds it.

And so the War on Reality, the Assault on Objective Truth, the Death of Meaning heads towards its frenzied and mad crescendo. Pray that it is swift, and start planning how to rebuild our society from the bottom up, out of the wreckage of this infantile era and its mad rush to defy truth and reality.

15 thoughts on “More Transgender Rights? No, its Only the Death of Meaning, Dear!

  1. My husband was a vivid dreamer and so many times he would wake up from dreams getting him to accept male homosexuality. So many times he did accept it in his sleeping state and when he awoke to it all it made him mad. What part of us is turned off when we sleep? Why would he even dream about accepting male homosexuality, except perhaps they have a device which can project thoughts. Thomas Edison invented a device which he thought was receiving the voices of those who had passed over, who had died. However, the dead to do not a brain with which to transmit thoughts. So, he must have been receiving thoughts of those alive. Did someone take that device and turn it around to be able to transmit thoughts?

    Our thoughts are that perhaps they are also projecting thoughts about transgenderism. We have picked up on political thoughts in our dreams, so we think it can happen.

  2. Boy, I have a lot to reply to.
    But first, let me preface it all by saying I liked your article here. I thought it was well-written and things that needed to be said and I appreciated hearing it well-articulated with a Biblical perspective. Furthermore, I agree that it is a spiritual crisis (disaster or tragedy may be better words). That said, our disagreement is not content but priorities.
    Second, I think it is grotesque hubris for us to tell God what to think. We can guess…and indeed I think the Bible shows that teaches that is part of wisdom…but they are guesses and interpretations. Even when it looks black and white, in print, there can be many factors (for instance, context) that we as humans do not understand. So, everything I write below is my guess about what matters to God and what doesn’t.
    Rob, others, I beseech you. I feel I am called as a Christian to give correction to my fellow Christians as I see it is needed. Would you agree? I also feel I am called to be receptive to correction from my fellow Christians, to hear what you to say and prayerfully think on these things, and I have prayed to God that I have that spirit.
    When I reason things out from a Biblical perspective, I try to remember what the Bible tells us are the two most important commandments. Not to insult your intelligence, but for clarity: 1) Love and honor God 2) love your neighbor as yourself
    At this point, I don’t think any Christian would disagree with me. (I have it all correct, don’t I? I am no Biblical scholar)
    So, what does “love and honor God” entail? My idea is that one honors God in one’s own life, by keeping his commandments, praising God, living a Christian testimony, etc. I do not think that supporting Christian (even apparently God-pleasing) behavior through laws is honoring God. He knows people’s hearts, and it is hearts and not behaviors that matter. Correct? To advocate a Christian hegemony within government might be supported by moral family-centered arguments, but I do not think as honoring God.
    So that brings us to 2) Love your neighbor. I suppose “tough love” ideas might can be used to justify a number of Republican concepts, such as advocating active discrimination against transgender people. (I apologize if “discrimination” is a loaded word with bad connotations…it is the only useful word that came to mind). I actually agree that cultural normalization of transgender ideas is nauseating, even tantamount to child abuse, but I am called to love even when it is difficult. For the record, I see no Christlike need to agree with transgender ideas, I just see every reason to respond with love.
    How does the agenda of the Religious Right even come close to these ideals, unless I have misunderstood badly? At what point is a sin (like murder) not just a sin against God (a private matter) but also a sin also against the state (requiring laws?) Therein may be the crux of the matter.
    (May I also point out that the other 10 Commandments say nothing about sexual orientation, transgender, gay, or anything. I realize transgender wasn’t a concept back then, but I’m very sure sodomy was. Sexual orientation clearly wasn’t the priority issue we consider it to be.)
    Next point: Rob you point out the priority of spiritual warfare over worldly matters, and are quite correct in that regard. I am reminded heavily of the various Jews who were disappointed that the Messiah wasn’t going to overthrow Ceasar. But let’s go back to priorities. I would say, regardless of assigning blame, the testimony of USA Christians has taken a very heavy blow from all the toxic American politics these days (may I borrow your phrase “toxic”? It is very apt). Would you agree? Before you have spoken to me about “just stating a fact” without intending to assign a political agenda. That is what I intend, with this.
    I would go further. I would say that the toxic USA politics has convincingly given the impression to most of the world, but especially American children, that Christians are hate-filled lying greed-filled racist hypocrites willing to resort to violence and fascism. Would you agree there? I imagine you might, even if we disagreed on the reasons and sources and agendas of such tragic circumstances.
    The above situation is I believe the crisis of the soul that needs to be the priority. So at this point, I do insert a political agenda: I say that the Religious Right needs to start -drastically- improving their testimony as a Christian duty, and a good start would be to get rid of all the monied interests that are using churches.

  3. This England never did, nor never shall,
    Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror,
    But when it first did help to wound itself.
    (Shakespeare: “The Life and Death of King John” Act V. Scene VII.)

    Our society is destroying itself from within. We have been decaying for a long time. The future looks bleak. The rate of change is frightening. Have we already passed the stage where persistent turning away from God and flouting his moral laws has resulted in Him giving us up to our chosen path, blinding our eyes so that we can no longer see to perceive what is right and true, and hardening our hearts so that we do not wish to repent anyway? How much is the current foolishness and perversion of our society merely the natural trajectory of our former wrong decisions and how much is the active judgement of an angry God punishing our nation? How should we pray for our nation if this mad and evil ideology is God’s deliberate curse on us?

    1. You’re right Phil.

      You ask, “How much is the current foolishness and perversion of our society merely the natural trajectory of our former wrong decisions and how much is the active judgement of an angry God punishing our nation.”

      I absolutely think it is both, and that these things, far from being mutually exclusive, are basically one and the same. Christians have a tendency to think that God will come in judgement at some point to judge all this folly, and that it will look like earthquakes or pestilence or famine or such like. Well, he may very well do that, but what many miss is that this stuff is already a judgement.

      Romans 1 teaches that because of our turning our backs on God, he gives us up to our own lusts to do those things which are not convenient. In other words, when you see the 1.3 birth rate, when you see same-sex marriage, when you see males becoming useless, when you see transgenderism, what you are seeing is God’s judgement upon us. Even though it feels like the trajectory we have set ourselves (and it is), it is also his judicial blinding of us.

      How do we pray? It’s noticeable in the book of Judges especially, and other places, that every time Israel turns its back on God, God delivers them up to their enemies. And it is equally noticeable that they remain in this state until “all Israel cried out to the Lord”. He then delivers them.

      We are so far away from “all the church crying out to God” that the number one priority should be, in my opinion, that the church is woken from its slumber, and that those who have not bowed the knee to Baal should cry out to the Lord. So I think that if we pray for anything, above all else at this time it should be “Lord, awaken your church and cause it to lift up it’s voice with one accord to be delivered from our enemies.”

      Rob

      1. Thank you very much Rob. I appreciate you taking the time to reply personally to comments. I often learn more from your comments than the main blog, especially when you reply to negative critics on the CW blog!

        So when God judicially hardens someone in a sinful lifestyle, are you saying it is not an irrevocable curse? If we plead for mercy, may God reverse this hardening and bring the individual back to repentance? Or is repentance only possible for a sinner who has not yet begun to be hardened? Esau could not obtain repentance even though he sought it with tears.

        On another point, the apostasy of the UK is not quite the same as the apostasy of Israel, is it? Israel was, as a nation, God’s chosen people; the UK is not. If the NT church is the equivalent of the OT nation of Israel, then what people prayed for in the book of Judges might guide us about how to pray for the church today, but can we also use it as a template for our prayers for the UK as a whole?

        Sorry if I’m trying to be overly precise or nit-picking. I’ve never received any teaching on the subject of judicial hardening. It seems extremely important to everyday life so I am trying to think it through fully despite being a ‘bear of very little brain’! I often flounder when I want to pray for our nation and don’t know what to ask for.

        1. Thanks Phil. I’m a bit busy tonight, but please bear with me and I’ll try to give what I think are reasonable answers to these great questions tomorrow.

          Rob

  4. With regards to Richard Jordan’s statement, “I have heard that some other prominent Republicans are calling for interracial couples to be sent to “re-education” camps.”, I challenge you to provide any objective evidence (such as a video or a quote in a credible publication) as to who made such statements. You won’t find any because this statement is rumor mongering and absolute poppycock. Spreading false rumors like this is the lowest of behaviors. Maybe he should read the following poem entitled “Nobody’s Friend” (author unknown):

    “My name is Gossip.

    “I have no respect for justice.

    “I maim without killing.

    “I break hearts and ruin lives.

    “I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age.

    “The more I am quoted the more I am believed.

    “I flourish at every level of society.

    “My victims are helpless.

    “They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face.

    “To track me down is impossible.

    “The harder you try, the more elusive I become.

    “I am nobody’s friend.

    “Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same.

    “I topple governments and ruin marriages.

    “I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion.

    “I spawn suspicion and generate grief.

    “I make innocent people cry in their pillows.

    “Even my name hisses.

    “I am called Gossip.”

  5. Altering birth certificates has been going on with the blessing of all of society for generations in the case of adoptions. When I found my daughter 25 years ago I saw her adopted birth certificate. How weird it felt to me to see the exact time, the exact hospital, the exact doctor – and somebody else’s name in the place where I knew I was! I WAS THERE, not that other woman. But somehow this is viewed by society as objective reality. Really? I don’t see anybody but the victims of this lie complaining.

  6. I’ve actually always considered the definition of “sanity” (and perhaps it actually is the definition, I haven’t checked) to be the ability to conform one’s subjective feelings to objective reality. By my lights most of the world therefore is now insane. Literally.

  7. Oh, please. I agree this transgender nonsense is infuriatingly annoying, but that’s what it is (to me): roughly 85% annoying and 15% threatening/damaging. But can we take a step back and look at the very scary crisis that is unfolding in the USA? I have heard that some prominent Republican speakers are calling for literal civil war against liberals if Trump is impeached. I have heard that some other prominent Republicans are calling for interracial couples to be sent to “re-education” camps. Both those tidbits might be hype, but are not distant from the mainstream Republican thought. I am scared for my wife’s safety. She is from Nicaragua. America’s political crisis is (roughly) 15% annoying and 85% threatening-damaging.

    1. I don’t even pretend to understand this, Richard. I am in complete agreement about the state of politics in the US. It is toxic, and personally I don’t see that this is going to end in anything other than a civil war. That’s awful and that’s scary, and if you live in America you should be praying about it on a regular, even daily basis.

      But Jesus taught us that there are even more crucial battles than physical ones. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but between principalities and powers of the air. And one of the major points of attack of our spiritual enemies at the moment is over what it means to be human. What it means to be male. What it means to be female. It’s not just flesh and blood that is at stake in that battle; it is also the souls of men.

      I would also point out to your phrase “that’s what it is (to me)”, that the measure of the importance of these things has nothing to do with whether and how it personally effects you or I. As Christians, we either believe in and care for the truth, regardless of whether it effects us personally, or we don’t. In this instance, we either care for Jesus’s words — “He created them male and female” — or we don’t. I know which side I want to be in that debate, even if it doesn’t necessarily affect me personally (although of course it will, since it is a complete overturning of meaning and reality, and so it can’t fail to effect us all).

      Finally, if you do have a 2nd Civil War over there, do not think that it was caused by Donald Trump, or the Republicans or any other person or party in particular. No, it will be brought about by God, as his judgement upon a nation that has apostatised, and one of the clearest marks of that apostasy is the nation’s wilful defiance of God’s created order, wherein he made them male and female.

      Best wishes,

      Rob

      1. If Trump is impeached, it will merely be the manifestation of a “Civil War” (really the first one in the US, the 1860’s war is misnamed, more appropriately it would be called the War for Southern Independence) that has already been underway, culturally, for decades. What it will signify is a coup, by the establishment (both parties) to overturn a democratic election. The great irony is that they pretend it is about “Russia interfering in our democracy”, while they themselves are trying to overturn “our democracy”. It is really another assault on objective reality.

      2. Actually, God pulled His blessing from the US in 2003 when America committed a very grievous sin of adultery, when we allowed our government to bomb Iraq with tons and tons of Depleted Uranium, poisoning their lands for ages. The children are being born with mutations, and cancer is more prevalent. This is what Delamer Duverus told us, God’s messenger. Call us crazy, but there is truth in this world and there is a God who loves us, but it is a two-way street. He doesn’t want pets. He will serve us as we serve Him.

        “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Psalms 127:1

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