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National Geographics Controversial Transgender Issue

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by eastcoast_bsc, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. eastcoast_bsc

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    I find the idea of a young boy being a Trans activist kind of disturbing. I always have the feeling in these situations that something is not right behind the scenses. Nothing happens in a vacuum.


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  2. Wryetui

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    This makes me profoundly sad but also frustrates me. On one side, we have our western society moving further and further from God and on one side people with this kind of mental issue, transgenderism, will not be able to ever heal and become healthy because now society won't let them heal by telling them they are perfectly healthy the way they are. Truly, truly these are the end times.
     
  3. football5680

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    Pretty ridiculous.
     
  4. eastcoast_bsc

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    I feel bad for the boy. The parents are allowing him to be used by the "movement" for propaganda purposes. The kid will never be normal. They let him pose in magazines and post videos discussing very personal issues.

    We truly are a society depraved.
     
  5. Wryetui

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    I can only imagine the saints in Heaven weeping at the sight of what we have become as a society.
     
  6. psalms 91

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    A sad time we live in
     
  7. concretecamper

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    This is the result when man thinks he is in charge rather than God. I feel bad for the boy. IMO, this mess is totally the parents responsibility.
     
  8. hsilgne

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  9. CrystalDragon

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    People have thought their time was the "end times" every generation since Revelation was written, and it was supposedly supposed to happen when Revelation was written. I'm not holding my breath.
     
  10. Wryetui

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    So if people have thought every generation was the end times why break the rule now? :holy:
     
  11. Michie

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    Jazz Jennings comes to mind as well. *edited to correct name*
     
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  12. JimR-OCDS

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    It's interesting to know that Fox News now controls National Geographic.

    Typical tabloid level reporting now

    Jim
     
  13. CrystalDragon

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    You mean Jazz Jennings, right? :)
     
  14. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Yes! Lol!
     
  15. CrystalDragon

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    I looked up the name at first and I was confused, then I remembered the title of the book Jazz wrote so I was able to find the right last name that way. :)

    How do you feel about Jazz having transitioned, by the way?
     
  16. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    I hold no judgement on that issue as I am very confused by it. I do like Jazz though as well as her family.
     
  17. CrystalDragon

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    Yeah, pretty much same here. If it weren't for the fact that I knew she was trans I'd think she was a girl. by birth.
     
  18. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Me too. She is luckier than most. As far as the procedures she will have to go through. Male features are pretty much nil with her.
     
  19. dzheremi

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    Any kid who has a 'gender identity' picks up that kind of language from the society around them. It's not a thing that they come up with themselves. Isn't that the point of the gender activists in the first place -- that gender is a social construction and hence doesn't have to match sex? If it's enough to recognize that, then why put this kid or any other kid out there as some kind of 'trans icon' or whatever? Why not just say "Yeah, that's Avery...our son who likes to wear pink"? Why are there now all these other categories for every type of thing that a person can think they are, so that now we all have to entertain some nine year old's mental illness because his parents aren't very good at parenting?

    On a social level like that, anyway, it just seems ridiculous. I know two people who had sex assignment surgeries after high school, and they both now just live as men. They have male names, male appearances, one of them is married to a lady, etc. I don't pry into their lives or anything, but I'm going to guess that given the length that they went to in order to be considered as men by society, they're probably not on board with being called anything other than that, and hence this "female to male trans" thing is probably more of an obstacle than a help to them. But it seems like at some point the political demagogues of society decided that there is some kind of other category of person out there called 'trans' that somehow supersedes the basic categories of men and women. I just don't get it. It seems like it's making the 'transition' (separate from any question of whether or not such things should even be happening to kids) the identity itself, rather than...y'know...the person. "AVERY THE TRANSGENDER CHILD WE ALL HAVE TO GLORIFY IN OUR CULTURE OR ELSE WE'RE BIGOTS" just seems like an attempt to deny reality for the sake of treating social engineering as a moral platform in itself (such that this is so obviously 'progressive'). Avery the kid is probably just a regular kid whose natural curiosity and not really caring about conforming to sex-based expectations of behavior or dress (since he hasn't begun puberty yet, so none of that has any meaning outside of what is encouraged or discouraged in society) is being exploited to sell magazines and garner media attention for a political movement that has very little to do with helping children who "don't act like boys/girls" not be treated like garbage because of that.

    I mean I like to bake cookies and stuff, but it's not like I literally sprout ovaries every time I put on an oven mitt, and National Geographic has never come to my home to do a profile on how 'brave' I am for bucking society's expectations of me as a man. Then again, I am lucky enough to not be being raised now, when all of this stuff is so fashionable, and so kids who would've probably grown up in previous eras to be just fine are now made into freaks who are never comfortable in their own bodies, but instead remain in a state of constant 'transition' for the sake of a wealthy and growing 'inspiration porn' industry..er, pardon me...into brave icons of change, love, and acceptance! :sigh:
     
  20. Wolseley

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    The inmates are running the asylum.
     
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