The world has gone topsy-turvy mad.
In human beings, as in all mammals, gender is determined by the XY sex chromosomes: Females have two of the same kind of sex chromosomes (XX), while males have two distinct sex chromosomes (XY).
But increasing numbers of men and women and boys and girls “feel” they are the opposite gender trapped in the “wrong” body. And if your name is Bruce Jenner, going transgender is lucrative. Reportedly, as Caitlyn, Jenner is set to make $500 million in the next 5 to 10 years from a book deal, speeches, and promotions.
Like gender, our “race” is also determined by our genetic inheritance — of skin color, eye color, shape of nose and lips, and hair texture.
But we have people like the blonde, blue-eyed Rachel Dolezal who pretended for years to be black, on the basis of which she became head of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington. It was only when her very white Caucasian biological parents publicly outed her that Dolezal resigned from the NAACP, although she refuses to concede that she had misled anyone. “I identify as black,” she defiantly insists.
Now we have a furry — a man named Steven who, like Bruce Jenner and Rachel Dolezal, also “feels” he’s in the wrong body. (See “New perversity: Furries and the Idaho man who had sex with a cat while dressed as a dog“)
Steven believes he’s “internally” an African leopard and sees his human body as just a “vessel” that doesn’t “match” what he “feels inside.”
America has devolved to the point where hard facts like our DNA and chromosomes no longer matter; it’s all about how you “feel.” If you “feel” you’re a woman, even though your body is that of a male, if you “feel” you’re black even though your body is that of a white Caucasian, if you “feel” you’re really an African leopard even though your body is that of a homo sapiens, then it’s your body that’s mistaken because your “feelings” are all that matters.
Bruce Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and Stephen are the rotten fruitsof post-modernism’s deconstructivism that maintains there are no objective truths. Instead, truth is relative and subjective.
We have been warned about relativism.
Nearly three thousand years ago, the prophet Isaiah sounded a warning about the confusion and disorder that are engendered by relativism: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
In our times, author Michael Novak warned about the political dangers of a society that holds truths to be relativist and subjective:
“During the next hundred years, the question for those who love liberty is whether we can survive the most insidious and duplicitous attacks from within, from those who undermine the virtues of our people, doing in advance the work of the Father of Lies. ‘There is no such thing as truth,’ they teach even the little ones. ‘Truth is bondage. Believe what seems right to you. There are as many truths as there are individuals. Follow your feelings. Do as you please. Get in touch with your self. Do what feels comfortable.’ Those who speak in this way prepare the jails of the twenty-first century. They do the work of tyrants.”
Theologian Lesslie Newbigin is blunter still. In The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Newbigin writes: “The relativism which is not willing to speak about truth but only about ‘what is true for me’ is an evasion of the serious business of living. It is the mark of a tragic loss of nerve in our contemporary culture. It is a preliminary symptom of death.”
H/t pjmedia and FOTM’s Anon