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Epic Struggle: Transgenderism And Transhumanism v. Christianity


As anti-human, both are pitted against Christianity. Since Christianity is in decline and the "trans" movement is gaining ground, you can see conflict brewing. ? TN Editor
The insanity of transgenderism continues unabated in some places.  The University of Washington is one such place (thanks to Moon Griffon for mentioning this on his radio show):

A transgender volleyball player and high school junior from California verbally committed to play for the University of Washington, which could make him the first known male recipient of a women's Division 1 athletic scholarship.

If the university signs athlete Tate Drageset's offer next fall, he will take one of 12 National Collegiate Athletic Association DI volleyball scholarships available for women at the school, Reduxx reported Wednesday.

It is hoped that parents, courts, laws, rules, the NCAA, etc., will rein in this kind of madness, but if folks do succeed in banning transgender men from women's sports (and we hope they do), we have dealt only with a symptom and not with its underlying cause.  That would be the theory of evolution, which posits a universe devoid of a holy, all-powerful Creator, that is constantly in flux, in which there are no fixed forms:  One thing may 'evolve' at any moment, or over a long period of time (thousands or millions of years), into another – a fish into a bird, a worm into a snake, etc.  This being the case, it is perfectly consistent with that belief system to hold that a man may become a woman and vice versa.

But this is the opposite of reality.  In the real world, God created the universe and all that is in it in fairly quick succession (there are no hard numbers here, but a young cosmos of several thousand years in age is the usual estimate).  And the living things that God created do not shift and change; their forms and natures are fixed for all time.  The Holy Fathers of the Church, in their commentaries on the book of Genesis, make it clear that altering the nature of any species is forbidden:

What pure and untarnished generations follow without intermingling one after another, so that a thymallus produces a thymallus; a sea-wolf, a sea-wolf.  The sea-scorpion, too, preserves unstained its marriage bed….  Fish know nothing of union with alien species.  They do not have unnatural betrothals such as are designedly brought about between animals of two different species as, for instance, the donkey and the mare, or again the female donkey and the horse, both being examples of unnatural union.  Certainly there are cases in which nature suffers more in the nature of defilement rather than that of injury to the individual.  Man as an abettor of hybrid barrenness is responsible for this.  He considers a mongrel animal more valuable than one of a genuine species.  You mix together alien species and you mingle diverse seeds.

–St. Ambrose of Milan (+397), Hexaemeron, quoted in Fr. Seraphim Rose, Genesis, Crea