The Day Evolution Died

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Evolution is dead.  (See my prior posts entitled, Evolution:Just the Facts, and Evolution, God, and Probability.) But like a zombie in an apocalypse movie it refuses to go away.  Its rotten corpse continues to stink in the halls of academic sciences, and no amount of formaldehyde can prevent the stench.  I can offer various theories as to why a belief in such an obviously unsupportable theory persist, but I suppose, like belief in vampires and zombies, some people will believe anything.  In the long view, evolution will be shown to be just a PC, faddish belief without an iota of factual scientific evidence.

Proponents of evolution would have you believe, in spite of evidence to the contrary, that we have proof from the geologic record that shows a gradual increase in the complexity of life.  This is a lie.  (See my post on The Data in the Strata.)

They would have you believe that we have proof from the lab that life can “create itself” from a soup of  pre-life chemicals.  This is also a lie.  This has never occurred, in spite of over a century of attempts by scientists who are desperate to prove evolution. (See prior post Micro-evolution under the Microscope.)

They would have you believe that “we see evolution all around us.” But they knowingly substitute examples of natural selection, and pass it off as evolution.  This is also a blatant lie.  (See prior posts on Natural Selection)

Evolution (by definition) requires increasing complexity of the genetic code. Evolution as an explanation for life on earth as we know it would have required trillions upon trillions upon trillions of increases in the complexity of the genetic code.  Yet as of this writing there is not one proven example of any mutation at any time, in any living thing, that has increased or added to the complexity of the DNA. Not One!

 In fact after over a hundred years of lab scientists radiating the rapidly reproducing fruit fly hoping to demonstrate evolution, all we have is normal, dead, or deformed fruit flies. And after studying hundreds of thousands of generations of bacteria, not one evolutionary scientist anywhere in the world has shown the addition of new genomic material.  Yet evolutionists would have you believe that the many thousands of evolutionary changes from “Neanderthal Man” to the current day occurred in just 40,000 years (less than 2000 generations)!

Even Wikipedia admits that Biologists “used to believe” that evolution was progressive.  The claim of progressive evolution is scientifically absurd now in the age of genomics.  Modern genomics (which should have easily proven progressive evolution) has instead shown that the supposed evolutionary Tree of Life is not real. It exists only on paper or in outdated, unscientific textbooks written by pro-evolution atheists.  Scientists have rearranged it, diversified it, changed it, and even cut and pasted it to no avail.  The Tree of Life is dead.  Belief in evolution should have died with it. So if you were educated under the teachings of atheistic fools, and were taught that the universe created itself out of nothing, and life is some giant cosmic accident, today you have a choice.  You can continue to accept the ungodly propaganda of the atheists, or today can be the day you accept the fact that there is no scientific support for evolution.  For you TODAY can be the day that evolution died.

 

Psalm 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”

The Seasonal Sadness of Never Going Home for Christmas

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I’ll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the lovelight gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” is one of the most popular and endearing songs of the last century.  You probably hear it several times a day this time of year.  It has been a perennial favorite on radio and across all types of media for generations.  It can also be one of the most depressingly sad songs imaginable for many who have “no home to go home to”.

For many older Americans, the scenes portrayed in the song make literal sense, evoking memories of large family gatherings where dozens of people came together at Grandmas or perhaps at church socials. Potluck dinners with great home cooking and dozens of cakes and pies to sample were the norm around the holidays (but don’t eat Aunt Jenny’s mincemeat pie!)  We can still remember the warmth and smell of the fireplace when we were drinking hot cocoa after a day of winter sledding, our boots and mittens dripping in the corner. And we recall dozens of gifts under the tree (and rolling our eyes when we got socks and school supplies).

But imagine if you hear the powerful sentimental words of this song, and you are a Millennial or young adult in America from a divorced family and you have never even once had a Christmas celebration where multiple generations all gathered together in a joyous celebration.  Imagine if you have never experienced a home “where the lovelight gleams”.  Perhaps your experience of Christmas is just a packed shopping mall, or Black Friday crush at Walmart, and your experience of a holiday dinner is the Twenty piece nugget platter from your favorite fast food restaurant.

I wish I could somehow give to children today, the experiences I had of growing up and being loved by my family, my friends, and my church. I wish I could somehow give the unconditional love that I received to millions of lonely young adults and children today. But I cannot. Nevertheless it is worth considering the trends that have caused some of these changes. As an older American, I can easily remember when the home was still the center of American life. Remember the days of “Baseball, Hot Dogs, and Apple Pie”? Schools and churches were important, but the home was essential. Family life was the absolute cornerstone of society. Boys used to argue (brag) over who’s dad could “whup the hardest” (even though most of us never got more than a few spankings in our entire lives.) A man’s home was his castle, and American society was built on a million little castles.

The home and the family are God’s design for the cornerstone of a stable society.    Deuteronomy chapter 6:5-7 reads “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Nothing is better than the family for passing along God’s teaching to new generations.  The family is designed to be the core, basic unit of a stable society.  “The second pillar of a decent society is the institution of the family, which is built upon the comprehensive sexual union of man and woman. No other institution can top the family’s ability to transmit what is pivotal—character formation, values, virtues, and enduring love—to each new generation.“(1)

American politicians, unfortunately, had other ideas.  Social policy makers over the last 60 years have passed one disastrous law after another, wreaking havoc on the family.  Laws designed to “relieve suffering” and “battle poverty” have had the unintended consequences of creating an epidemic of emotional illness and making poverty more frequent, not less.  As stated by the Economic Policy Institute:  “Before the mid-1970s, economic growth in the United States was associated with falling poverty rates. If that relationship had held, poverty would have been eradicated in the 1980s. (2)  But approximately 15 percent (over 46 million Americans) were still officially in poverty in 2010.  But how did this occur? There are of course many factors and plenty of blame to go around; from greedy corporations, to corrupt career politicians, to plain old laziness and sinfulness in human nature. But central to is all is the destruction of the American family.

When government pays all the costs of raising kids if you are a single mom, but still requires two parent homes to pay taxes and buy insurance, there are consequences.  When politicians pass a law to give free prenatal care to unwed mothers while charging full price to married moms, there are repercussions.  When the working poor families can’t afford health insurance, but medical care is FREE for those who don’t work, there are will be effects on the family and society.  When schools teach atheism and ridicule faith, there are consequences. When grade school children are allowed to have abortions, and instructed on gender re-assignment  without parental notification, and on and on… when social policies for decades are made to favor virtually every facet or fragment of society EXCEPT the nuclear family, the family suffers and the home is destroyed with it.

And one day, we have an entire generation who does not know what it means to go home for Christmas.  One day we have no home to which we can go. Not even for Christmas.

 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and a joyous New Year.  And most of all love.

 

(1) https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/pillars/sexuality-and-family/

(2) http://stateofworkingamerica.org/fact-sheets/poverty/

“im”s, “in”s, and “un”s

The theory of evolution is taught as “fact” in most of our schools, and yet there is nothing to support this practice.  Instead, I have compiled the following list of words that accurately describe Evolution:

Implausible–  From the prestigious British Medical Journal.  http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/10/30/evolution-implausible  I discussed this topic more extensively in my earlier blog on Natural Sexlection.

Imaginary– The reader may be shocked to find just how much of their teaching on the evidence of evolution is pure fiction, 100% imagination.  For a copy of Darwin’s “imaginary” Illustration, go to http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/abt.2010.72.2.6?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents.   Or for more proof see http://www.thebereancall.org/content/imaginary-evidence-evolution.

Inconceivable–  Think that marvelous brain with which you read and analyze this article evolved?  Think again. http://www.discovercreation.org/blog/2012/04/20/the-human-brain-evolved-thats-inconceivable/

Indefensible–  This article demonstrates many of the false arguments proponents use to prop up evolution.  http://blog.drwile.com/defending-the-indefensible/

Incalculable–  Even taking all the molecules in the universe, you cannot imagine a number large enough to illustrate the impossibility of evolution. For more on the incalculable odds against evolution see my earlier blog on Evolution, God and Probability, and also go to http://www.icr.org/article/mathematical-impossibility-evolution/

Impossible–  Read Evolution Impossible: 12 Reasons Why Evolution Cannot Explain Life on Earth by John F. Ashton.

Unbelievable– www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Debating-ID-Can-evolution-explain-the-bacterial-flagellum-Jonathan-McLatchie-vs-Keith-Fox

Unjustifiable–  Take for example this article in the guardian, which suggests that evolution no longer occurs because fathers no longer have babies as young, or as old, as they did in the past. What utter nonsense. A totally unjustifiable assertion. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2008/oct/07/research.highereducation

Unproven–  This article if from 1989.  But some things never change.  In fact, due to advances from geology to genomics, evolution is far less believable NOW than in 1989. http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/15/opinion/l-theory-of-evolution-has-never-been-proved-151289.html

Unsupported-   This site has a gold mine of quotations, mostly well documented.  A few are in the “probably accurate but not proven” category.  Still they are fascinating.  www.aboundingjoy.com/scientists.htm

Unscientific–  For more on How Evolution Flunked the Science Test, PLEASE read this excellent summary.  Evolution fails at every step of the way…. http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/book/e/33/t/how-evolution-flunked-the-science-test

But yet this theory is taught as FACT in our schools.  Does anyone even know what the word FACT means anymore?

Sex: Evolutionary Accident or God’s gift?

 

There are really only two explanations for sex.  It is possible that it is simply an animal urge bred into humankind (and most other animals) as an essential part of the propagation of the species, as implied by atheists and evolutionists.  It is also possible that it might be a part of a Divine plan, a gift to mankind from a loving Creator, as taught in the Bible.

Atheists, of course, tend to believe the former, despite scientific evidence to the contrary (see earlier blogs).  As society becomes predominantly atheistic, with rejection of anything but a token belief in the spiritual or the Divine, we consequently see less respect for the sanctity of  life, and less understanding of the sacramental nature of marriage.  Consequently, our social fabric seems to be ripping apart.  Affairs are rampant.  Divorce is “normal”.  Children are disposable. Mass shootings, corporate corruption, individual gluttony and laziness… all seem to be increasing. 

Christians (and some other religions), on the other hand, tend to see the hand of God in the act of sexual intimacy.  In fact it has been called a sacrament.  The Bible of course tells us in many places to stay away from sexual sin. But it does not stop there.  Paul goes on to say that we should encourage sex within the marriage, that sex is an important part of the ongoing marital relationship:  The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer.  (I Cor. 7:3-5)

The wisdom of God’s plan for the family, and for a marital relationship founded on commitment and mutual gratification, becomes evident as we compare it to the alternative.  In other words, looking around we see divorce, gender confusion, the mental health crisis, rampant pornography, pedophilia, and social chaos. These have followed closely on the heals of he breakup of the traditional family.  It serves to confirm the wisdom of God’s plan.  While we as a society, and as individuals, value freedom and an unconstrained lifestyles, it appears God placed some constraints on our sexual expression, for reasons that relate to our individual and societal well being.

The family (along with its biblical pro-sex attributes) is designed to be the core, basic unit of a stable society. As stated in an article in The Public Discourse, “The second pillar of a decent society is the institution of the family, which is built upon the comprehensive sexual union of man and woman. No other institution can top the family’s ability to transmit what is pivotal—character formation, values, virtues, and enduring love—to each new generation.“(1)

But this pillar is crumbling. With rampant alcohol and drug use, the recent push toward legalized pedophilia in Europe, the exposure of our young children to sexual images on cell phones, and even sexual teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in our public schools, and with the pressure on young children to choose a homosexual or Trans lifestyle even before they comprehend the framework of human sexuality, the family is quite literally in a crisis.(2)

It turns out that worldview does make a difference.  In fact it makes an enormous difference whether our children are raised believing they are a child of God, or believing they are the result of an accident of cosmology.  Tragically we have millions of children and young adults now with no spiritual compass, and no inherent, foundational belief in self worth.  Entire generations of youth who have been taught that they are no more special or meaningful than a monkey, or a slime mold.  Our society and children are paying the price. And nothing but God’s plan is likely to make things any better.

(1) https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/pillars/sexuality-and-family/

(2) http://chucklawless.com/2017/08/10-reasons-satan-attacks-families/

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Hoaxed

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Evolution will someday be shown to be the greatest hoax in the history of science, or as the title of Jonathan Sarfati’s book suggests, “The Greatest Hoax on Earth?”  He writes, describing pro-evolutionist and atheist Richard Dawkins, “Dawkins is much like his hero, Charles Darwin, who embellishes scientific observations with curious speculation to fit his own atheistic worldview.” (Note: for much more on this topic see my earlier blogs on “Differing with Dawkins”, “The Data in the Strata” and “Cambrian Explosion.)

Of course even many atheists will admit there have been numerous “hoaxes” such as Piltdown man, Nebraska man, Java man, Orce man, or Boule’s Neanderthal man.  Archeoraptor and Haeckel’s embryos were also proven fraudulent. Some evolutionary proponents will admit individual instances of a person here or there who “faked” a specimen.  A few might even acknowledge the clearly “embellished” and fanciful horse series, (which has been put forward for generations as “proof” of evolution, but is actually three different species of horses).

These are just a few examples, but this is bigger than a few dozen examples can explain.  It is a systematic, guided, planned, and intentional misleading of our youth.  It is what some call textbook fraud.  Evolutionists tolerate knowingly fraudulent pro-evolution evidence in school textbooks. New textbooks purchased by schools are filled with lies to promote evolution. School teachers and professors know the material is fraudulent, but continue teach it. Materials persist in High School and University Textbooks that were exposed as fraud over 90 years ago! Everyone ignores this, because this fraudulent data is the best evidence for evolution that they have!

Evolution itself, the very idea, the inane proposition itself will someday be show to be the greatest (and perhaps most destructive) hoax ever perpetrated on mankind.

How could such a thing have happened?  Well it is amazing just how far astray you can go with the blind leading the blind.  Jesus told his followers, “Stay away from those Pharisees! They are like blind people leading other blind people, and all of them will fall into a ditch.”  Psalm 14:1 also tells us “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.”  Unfortunately, for over a hundred years, our society has been lead by fools, blinded by their pride and arrogance. Atheistic scientists are fools by scriptural definition because they don’t believe in God.  They have moved to the forefront of social consciousness, becoming so influential on our campuses that we have entire generations of youth believing that the universe created itself out of nothing, and that life rose from a mud puddle to its current array of magnificent complexity.

Romans chapter one (NIV) in context shows parallels to today:

18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

It is critical, for the sake of our youth, that a generation of scientists, teachers, pastors, and parents educate themselves on the fallacies of evolution and the Big bang.  Start from the beginning of this blog. Read my twice weekly posts starting back on July 23rd of this year.  EDUCATE YOURSELF.  Or Visit sites like the Creation Museum, or Answers in Genesis.  Join the movement. Share these blogs.  Save our kids.

The Enlightenment We Seek

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en·light·ened    /inˈlītnd,enˈlītnd/   adjective
  1. having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook.
    “the more enlightened employers offer better terms”
    Synonyms- well informed, aware, sophisticated, advanced, developed, liberal, open-minded, broad-minded, educated, knowledgeable, wise, spiritually aware.
    (Google online dictionary)

     

Many of today’s college educated youth feel a sense of enlightenment and superiority about their education. I suppose it is normal for a generation of youth to look down on the “old ways” and feel positive and hopeful about their educational experiences.  I suppose, given the definition of enlightenment, there is even good reason that many are conflicted with regard to their understanding of what actually constitutes useful knowledge. But are they indeed enlightened? (Disclamer.  Some may find the following analysis offensive.)  If so I welcome the debate as to where I might be in error.

“Educational enlightenment” is a lot like “progressive politics”, or “modern architecture”.  What is currently modern, or progressive, or even enlightened, quickly becomes passe or even blase.  So let’s look at what might constitute actual enlightenment, and compare the definition with the reality. Lets just take the definitions, and synonyms listed in the above definition in order…

Rational.  O.K. I am good with that.  So far so good. An enlightened person should be rational. But perhaps we should see how rational the remainder of the definition is.

ModernWell that is a guarantee of future obsolescence.  Not to mention that it assumes enlightenment to be whatever happens to be the latest trend.  Socialism has been the latest trend in Venezuela. At another point in history White Aryan Supremacy was the latest trend in Germany. Slavery was once the latest trend in 17th century US farming.  You get the drift. Modern absolutely does NOT equal enlightened.

Well informed by whom, and about what? There is no doubt that US college grads are well informed about LGBT issues.  They are well informed about computers, video games, and utilizing the web.  Most know a lot about the Kardashians. They are generally well informed about any recent POSITIVE developments in theories about evolution.  But ask them about world history, the classics, farming, the constitution, or actual astronomy (like asking them what causes the seasons) and you will find many are woefully uninformed. I have asked numerous recently graduated PHYSICIANS that very question, only to find them confused and unable to answer. (See Educated below.)

Aware of truth… Truth from what source? Truth by whose definition?  I believe most of our colleges now teach there is no such thing now as absolute truth.  How can one be aware of a thing that is nonexistent?

Sophisticated?  Really?  I personally think sophistication is over-rated, but does anyone actually believe that the latest generation of snowflake, crybaby, underwear gamers is sophisticated?  Of course, sophistication is in the eye of the beholder.  It could easily be argued that a bunch of Bible thumping, gun toting, picnic eating Holy Rollers lack sophistication as well!  Sophistication may be more of a compliment, given to folks of similar education and upbringing, than an actual measure of enlightenment.

Advanced.  Doesn’t every generation consider itself the most advanced, looking down on the parents and feeling the power of their superior education? Yet the downward trend of ACT scores and educational scores in general continue to show the failure of our “advance, modern, and enlightened” system of education.  (See education.)

Developed.  OK, that shouldn’t even be in there.  Totally meaningless.

Liberal.  Well that speaks for itself. Most liberals ridicule belief in Biblical authority. Liberals usually consider their viewpoint to be so superior to other viewpoints that debate is unnecessary. Many universities will not even allow free and open debate on college campuses today.  They believe it “goes without saying” that the new, modern, liberal view is the only one. Why are liberal college campuses afraid to allow open debate of other viewpoints?  Why do left leaning Unions refuse debate about open membership. Why do some liberal politicians push failed policies like socialism. I suppose some would call that “enlightened”…

Open-minded/broad-minded… Open-minded enough to allow free and open debate?  Apparently not.  Otherwise why would campuses need “safe spaces”?

Educated.  Education is of course essential to enlightenement.  But what if the instructors of many of the classes of higher learning are themselves not enlightened, but deluded. What if, as we have discussed in prior posts, the instructors waste class time on political harangues, while the US literacy rates plummet in English (14% below basic literacy) (1), science (a pathetic 28% literate) (2), and math (26% literacy). (3)

Knowledgeable.  See above…  ’nuff said.

Wise.  Does anyone really search for wisdom any more? Isn’t the best, most well known, “definitive” example King Solomon, in the Bible?  And have our secular institutions not discarded the Bible and all its teachings?

Spiritually aware! Well isn’t that the coup de grace?  How far we have come, only to return full circle to that which we left behind almost a century ago. Spiritually aware of what?  Are we all not mere accidents of cosmology… advanced apes?  What is this “spirit” of which you speak? “Until the second half of the twentieth century, higher education in the United States was inextricably intertwined with the broad influence of churches, particularly Protestant churches, in shaping the country’s social and political climate.” (4) This was written by Liesa Stamm in 2003 in an article called Can We Bring Spirituality Back to Campus? The ensuing 15 years have done little to improve college spirituality. Secular colleges are a morass of irreverence and irreligiosity.  Nowhere mentioned is the Divine. Stamm goes on to say “To truly create a learning environment that promotes religious understanding, colleges and universities need to use their considerable faculty and staff resources to assist students in developing their personal and moral values, including their religious and spiritual understandings and beliefs within the context of knowledge about the range of global religious diversity.” (5) I couldn’t agree more, but with a caveat. Most American institutions of higher learning were founded on the Bible and Christian principles.  They were successful when they maintained this directive. Certainly all religions are welcome, and freedom of speech and debate should be encouraged. Christian doctrine is strong enough to stand the test.  But these institutions will never again truly thrive until they return to their roots.  As Harvard’s motto stated, “For Christ and Church.” Or as the University of Ottawa motto states, “God is the Master of Sciences.”

 

(1) www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/illiteracy-rate_n_3880355.html

(2) www.technologyreview.com/s/407346/216-million-americans-are-scientifically-illiterate-part-i/

(3) nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/pisa2012/pisa2012highlights_3_1.asp

(4) naspa.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.2202/1940-1639.1354

(5) ibid

AC / PC

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AC / PC.   Definition One. Anatomically Correct vs Politically Correct

AC / PC    Definition Two.  Actual Chromosomes vs Polite Conversation

Much of the “advanced” or “developed” world has abandoned a belief in Bible reliability in a gradual process over the last century, based mostly on the claims of scientists, astronomers, physicists, and geologists who say they “know” the age of the earth and universe (and their estimate differs greatly from the origins described in the Bible).

Unfortunately, this attack on Biblical accuracy has had consequences on other aspects of society, many of those seemingly not related to the age of the earth discussion.  If the Bible is not reliable on issues related to the age of the earth, then many begin to suspect it is also unreliable on many other issues, such as spiritual matters.  If we cannot trust the Bible when it says God created the earth in six days, perhaps we cannot trust the Bible on marriage, or salvation, our eternal destiny, or how we live our lives.

The latest obvious example of this is the sex change debate.  This has been increasing in prominence for at least 40 years (spanning approximately the same time frame as America’s rapid loss of faith in Biblical accuracy).  It began with the sexual revolution, moved into the contentious debate over homosexuality, and progressed to the full LGBTQ agenda.  If, as secular scientists suggest, the Bible is NOT dependable, then what shall we choose as our source of values?  How shall we determine right from wrong?  What could be wrong with indiscriminate, meaningless sex?  Indeed, why should there be any limits whatever put on sexuality anywhere, anytime, with anyone, or anything?  Why not live by the mantra, “If it feels good, do it!”

It appears right and wrong are now being determined by “political correctness”.  But students of history will note that social norms and opinions are known to vacillate frequently.  Different locales and different generations see the same things through different lenses.  That which is acceptable to one generation is offensive to another.  We learn, often far too late, that the consequences of “social experiments” may take more than a generation to manifest themselves.

We are just now beginning to see that the PC wave of sex change surgeries pushed by the Trans community and others has had little benefit, and a great deal of harm to society, and to the individuals involved.  Walt Heyer, a Trans expert, wrote in The Public Discourse,”Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems.” (1)

This “sex change” surgery (which I prefer to call by its more accurate description, “genital mutilation surgery”) has been performed on thousands of persons every year, with little or no guidelines, and faulty, ineffective followup. Walt Heyer also writes,   “Doctors admit they do not know which children will remain gender dysphoric into adulthood, yet they condone gender identity change, socially and medically, for youth. This is child abuse. ” (2)

Heyer says “For those who look on from afar and see the explosion of young people playing the game of “select-a-gender” remember: 45 percent of them will attempt suicide. Why? Because this emerging group of young gender changers are suffering from emotional, psychological, or social identity discomfort far deeper than new pronouns can rectify.”(3) Something so drastic as a mutilating surgery should be considered an absolute last resort, not a thing to be offered to any middle school child who feels unpopular, or uncomfortable with their physical attributes.

But unfortunately, the public policy is NOT being based on good medicine, or good science.  It is  being determined by bullying those who make social policy decisions.  Julian Vigo writes, “Over the past month, transgender advocates have attacked a Brown University researcher, Lisa Littman, for her article,  “Rapid-onset gender dysphoria in adolescents and young adults: A study of parental reports” published in PLOS One. Littman, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown, looked into the phenomenon of rapid-onset gender dysphoria (RGOD) examining how social media and online videos affect adolescents’ identification with a transgender identity.” (4) Vigo describes a pattern of bullying by Trans advocates that permeates the research community.

Speaking of his own journey, Heyer wrote, “It occurred to me after much self-reflection that asking a surgeon to modify my appearance through a series of cosmetic procedures was simply a socially acceptable means of self-mutilation and self-destruction. Taken to the extreme, self-destruction leads to suicide.” (5)  He also noted, “Transgenders have high levels of mental-health problems such as depression, resulting in increased levels of self-injury and suicidal ideation (thoughts, attempts, and rates), finds a September study from the highly respected Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria in the United Kingdom. The center reviewed 31 papers to arrive at that conclusion.“(6)

Social policies fluctuate.  The Bible never changes.  God never changes. God’s instructions are always for our good, not for our harm.  2 John 6, “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in His own likeness. Male and female He created them, and He blessed them. And in the day they were created, He called them “man.” Genesis 5:1-2

 

(1) https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/04/14905/(2) http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/10/doctors-admit-dont-know-kids-gender-transition-yet-anyway/

(2) ibid

(3) http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/10/doctors-admit-dont-know-kids-gender-transition-yet-anyway/

(4) https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/10/43809/

(5) http://thefederalist.com/2015/09/22/transgender-characters-may-win-emmys-but-transgender-people-hurt-themselves/

(6) ibid