The purpose of transgender claims is to deny and hide from reality. That is never brave.
John Steigerwald asks at the Daily Caller, “Is What Bruce Jenner Did Courageous.” I think a better question would be, “Is there any purpose to ESPN or national sports in general other than to serve as regime propaganda?”
Steigerwald doesn’t think Jenner was courageous compared to other athletes and I agree. But perhaps some will claim that what Jenner has done took more courage than competing as an amputee or some other astounding feat. How do we settle the question?
The deciding issue should be the lying.
One of the comments on Tad Cronn’s post on “brave” Jenner got to the heart of the matter: you are never brave if you refuse to face reality.
And that, more than any sports comparisons, is why what Jenner did is not courageous.
No one is ever courageous when they are lying to themselves and everyone else around them.
I think if Jenner could have handled his situation bravely, he could have admitted that he had a problem. He could admit to constantly wishing that he were a woman. He could admit to wanting to dress like a woman and indulging that desire.
But he is telling people, including himself, that he really is a woman. When everyone knows he really is not.
So he is just a liar. He is hiding from reality. He is a coward.
The Patriot Post recently reminded me that Jenner has even invented superstitions to rationalize his lie.
Before the aptly named Vanity Fair’s upcoming cover story on the former Olympic Decathlon champion’s transition from Bruce to Caitlyn, Jenner described his view of how God created him: “God’s looking down, making little Bruce. … He says, ‘Okay, what are we gonna do with this one? Make him a smart kid, very determined.’ … And then when he’s just finishing he says, ‘Let’s wait a second.’ God looks down and chuckles a little bit and says, ‘Hey, let’s give him the soul of a female.’”
Jenner insists he’s only coming to terms with who God really made him to be: “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.”
This thing about “the soul of a female” shows you how contrived this entire hysteria is. He knows that he is biologically male. But he doesn’t want to be male. (At least he thinks he doesn’t. Actually, he has no idea “what it is really like” to be female, so he has no basis for claiming that he knows he has “the soul” of one. The most Jenner can rationally claim is that he loathes himself for the man he is.) So he invents a non-material entity that no one can see, a soul, and ascribes femininity to this invisible, undetectable thing.
Yes, as a Christian, I do use the language of “soul,” but the Bible teaches that humanity became “a living soul” when God breathed into the human race in the person of Adam. After that other souls were taken from that living soul. There is no record of God creating different souls or of those souls being different for men and women. In the Bible, the difference is in their bodies, not their souls.
Which is why Jenner is so intent on altering his body.
Many people don’t believe in Christianity and will think that my beliefs have no more value than Jenner’s. But unlike the history of Christianity, which goes back to Israel, and to Jesus, and to his followers claiming that they saw him rise bodily from the grave and ascend into the heavens, Jenner offers us nothing but his feelings. On that basis alone we are supposed to believe in gender-specific souls that get mixed and matched by God.
Superstition also comes in scientific rhetoric—like those saying a “transgender person” has the opposite gender’s “brain.” There is nothing in their brain that is any different than the brains of everyone else of the same sex. There is no evidence at all for this claim. These people are simply using the word “brain” instead of “soul” to try to hide the superstition embedded in the entire myth of transgender persons.
Atheists have constantly accused Christians of denying reality—demonstrating their ignorance of the evidence that Jesus did rise from the dead. So now they tell us we are supposed to believe that a man is “really” a woman and a woman is “really” a man. No evidence is available.
It is a fantasy for cowards who don’t want to face reality.