Sunday, July 08, 2018

Fundamentalist Christians will save Science

In Britain
A doctor has been “sacked” as a medical assessor for a government department after refusing to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. 
Dr David Mackereth has worked for 26 years as an NHS doctor but was told he could not be employed as a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) disability assessor if he refused to identify patients as being of a sex that they did not see themselves as. 
The 55-year-old father of four believes sex is genetic and biological, so established at birth.
 Perhaps it was inevitable. Feminism, anti-racism, gay rights all proceed from the same failed assumptions about biology. So far, Christianity hasn't conflicted with them. One might even say it operates from the same failed assumptions (I don't).

But with transgenderism's insistence we disbelieve our very eyes (and genitals), the progressive movement demands a level of delusion no faith asks. The left has managed to place itself on the other side of religion from science. Advanced religion may be hostile to scientific theory that threatens or offends, but it doesn't demand you believe nonsense about physical reality on the ground. It wants you to believe fantastic things that are safely remote from real life. Progressivism wants you to believe fantastic things about real life. Even things that could get you killed--or kill your civilization, maybe.

Of course, it's not a "Christian" belief that gender is determined at birth any more than the theory of gravity is a Christian belief.

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