Thoughts On the Gender Spectrum

Genders

Sex used to be simple. There were just two, defined and fixed at conception. Now intellectuals have discovered gender, asserting that “gender identity is a [cultural] construct” which, far from an either or phenomenon, is construed as a spectrum of genders blending from all female to all male and maybe other.
As much as traditionalists may be appalled, based on findings from behavioral and biological sciences, the basic assertion that much of our sexuality is (or can be) culturally defined seems to be a fact. So, if it’s science-based, what’s the problem?

Would God Make This World?

“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.”

Richard Dawkins, scientist, popular science author and evangelical atheist.

The evidence of history and our experience is that the operation of the laws of the natural world generate a randomness that strike our lives with with everything from terrible misfortune to wild serendipity to dulling sameness. Would a good and loving god make such a world? The surprising answer I find is YES, and here is why.

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Science vs. Religion

I recently read that in 1981 the National Academy of Science approved the following statement; “Religion and science are separate and mutually exclusive realms of human thought whose presentation in the same context leads to misunderstanding of both scientific theory and religious belief.” Ian Barbour, “Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues,” (1997), quoted in […]