Isn’t it interesting how the “soul denying community” (materialists, physicalists, many atheists, etc.) usually defend the now popular notion that the immaterial self has precedence over the physical self, in determining which gender one is? In other words, generally speaking, this community is supportive of people who claim to be what their non-physical self claims to be… a different gender than their physical bodies clearly indicate. The soul denying community denies their own worldview when they are sensitive to, respect, and even defend the people who claim to not be what they actually are physically. It’s what I call The Flaw of Gender Sensitive Materialism.
My question is…
Where do the people who adhere to such a philosophical position (which ontologically denies the immaterial self), find the self-assurance needed to embrace the gender sensitivity movement which adheres to the belief that the immaterial self not only exists, but that the immaterial self is valid in denying the material self?
I mean, shouldn’t the “non-physical denying community” be the ones leading the charge in refuting the attempt of those who deny who they actually are PHYSICALLY?
Where is the atheist voice of reason? Where is the honest physicalist? Where is the materialist who is willing to be consistent, loudly criticizing the notion that denying a clearly physical aspect of oneself and declaring it to be the opposite of what it actually is… is completely nuts?
You won’t find them, because they’ve been delivered over by God…
Romans 1:18-26 (HCSB)
“For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles. Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen. This is why God delivered them over to degrading passions.”
The Biblical explanation regarding those who deny the immaterial, yet at the same time support those who deny the material, is that “God delivered them over.” He delivered them over because, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator.” Instead, the “gender sensitive materialists” worship and serve themselves. As a result, “Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.”
Gender sensitive materialism is flawed, and we (Christians) must be careful to not tolerate it. We must calibrate how we think according to Christ.
Here is Paul, encouraging the Colossians to be aware of the deceit around them:
Colossians 2:8 (HCSB)
“Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.”
Godspeed, to the brethren!
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