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Victor, The Sprightly Genital Gnostic

Says Victor, this confused teenager valorized by elite culture:

“People need to realize it doesn’t matter what living meat skeleton you were born in, it’s what you feel that defines you.”

Had this been presented on national television as wisdom at any time before the last 20 years, it would have been seen as madness.

Gender is built on nature. As Anthony Esolen notes in his forthcoming book Out Of The Ashes, a man can act like a dog, but he won’t be a dog. Victor the Non-Binary Teen can act like a girl or a boy, but he/she is one or the other.

These lies we tell ourselves will not stand. You cannot fool nature. But a lot of people are going to be destroyed by these lies before truth is restored.

Live not by lies.

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57 Comments To "Victor, The Sprightly Genital Gnostic"

#1 Comment By JonF On October 28, 2016 @ 6:06 am

Re: . I’ve never heard of that notion in a Christian theological context

I have heard a rather broader version of it where the Devil is the first Gnostic, objecting to the creation of matter in toto.

#2 Comment By MichaelGC On October 28, 2016 @ 8:50 am

Chuck Anziulewicz says on October 27, 2016 at 6:46 am:

Before being so quick to judge, Rod, why not get to know some trans folks? You clearly obsess about this a lot. Why not ask them about their perspectives on gender identity?

That’s like asking anorexics for their opinion on healthy body weight. If a self-starved, emaciated person thinks of herself as fat, how could she possibly enlighten me?

#3 Comment By SteveP On October 28, 2016 @ 9:07 am

I have learned to live with not knowing what is truth and what is lie. But I was raised by parents with a strong view of what is good and decent and what is not.

While I envy those who appear to have clarity in these issues, I am content to not have it and see in the world not black and white, but a rainbow.

#4 Comment By Siarlys Jenkins On October 28, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

I already alluded to this Turmarion, but C.S. Lewis in The Screwtape Letters refers to that “discreditable episode known as the Incarnation” (this from the mouth of Screwtape, of course) and the horrible flesh-spirit bipeds that are man. Wherever he got it from, Lewis viewed revulsion at a spiritual being deigning to value flesh as the root error on Satan’s part.

#5 Comment By JonF On October 28, 2016 @ 4:41 pm

Re: That’s like asking anorexics for their opinion on healthy body weight. If a self-starved, emaciated person thinks of herself as fat, how could she possibly enlighten me?

That’s a very poor analogy. There really is such a thing as a healthy weight, even if there’s a bit of debate about where its parameters should lie. However masculinity and femininity are neither of them, pathological states, unlike being morbidly obese or badly emaciated.

#6 Comment By MichaelGC On October 28, 2016 @ 11:37 pm

JonF says October 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm:

Re: That’s like asking anorexics for their opinion on healthy body weight. If a self-starved, emaciated person thinks of herself as fat, how could she possibly enlighten me?

That’s a very poor analogy. There really is such a thing as a healthy weight, even if there’s a bit of debate about where its parameters should lie. However masculinity and femininity are neither of them, pathological states, unlike being morbidly obese or badly emaciated.

I agree. Masculinity and femininity are not pathological, but men who suppose themselves to be women are as pathological as anorexics who see themselves as obese. That’s the analogy.

#7 Comment By Siarlys Jenkins On October 30, 2016 @ 6:14 pm

Masculinity and femininity are not pathological, but men who suppose themselves to be women are as pathological as anorexics who see themselves as obese.

Possibly valid, if you mean “pathological” in a strictly clinical sense… some components of the organism are oriented differently than others, and the result is not convenient or comfortable even for the individual concerned. I’m find with trans-sexual as a medical diagnosis, and something to be treated in a manner that respects individual dignity. I’m not on board with treating it as the hallmark of another oppressed minority.