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Jesus: The First Transgender Man ?

By BayAreaObserver following x   2016 May 22, 4:27pm 1,364 views   7 comments   watch   quote     share  

The current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling. They shout about God not making mistakes, as if God only works in binaries and anything falling outside of black and white cannot be from him. But we don’t have a black and white God; creation is so full of color and variation that it’s incomprehensible how we Christians struggle to pare him down to the limited palette of our individual expectations.

The worst offenders are the Christian’s who claim to take the Bible literally. Of course they don’t actually do that; they impose their own filters on stories and phrases to fit their particular ideology. If they really did as they claim to do, they would quickly see that Jesus must be, by their own exegetical rules, the first transgender male.

Let’s take a look at what the Bible and Christianity tell us.

The teaching of the church from ancient days through today is that Jesus received his fleshly self from Mary. The church also teaches that Jesus is the new Adam, born of the new Eve.

Now Eve is a fascinating creature for many reasons. The Bible tells us she is the first example of human cloning, which I touched on in this post. But the fun doesn’t stop there. If we take the Genesis account in it’s literal meaning, as conservative Christians demand that we do, she is also the first case of a transgender woman. God reached into Adam, pulled out a bit of rib bone, and grew Eve from that XY DNA into Adam’s companion. She was created genetically male, and yet trans-formed into woman.

Then along comes Jesus and the whole pattern is both repeated and reversed. The first couple’s refusal to cooperate is turned around by Mary’s yes, and the second act of cloning occurs. The Holy Spirit comes upon the second Eve, and the child takes flesh from her and is born. Born of her flesh. Born with XX chromosome pairing. Born genetically female, and yet trans-formed into man.

States that do not support trans persons’ right to choose the restroom that fits their identity demand that bathroom usage be based on a person’s “biological sex.” One can imagine a future in which state licences require not only a vision test, but also a genetic test so that bouncers proofing at bathroom doors have something tangible to review. And that means that if Jesus and Eve were walking around today, perhaps shopping at the mall for a Father’s Day gift, they’d have to swap restrooms. Now Jesus could surely manage to finesse his way around a woman’s room, but poor Eve...

A quick look at the dictionary for the prefix “trans” tells us that it means “across,” “beyond,” “through,” and “changing thoroughly,” all of which are great terms for the person of Christ. He cuts across all boundaries. He is beyond our understanding. He is through all and in all. He changes us thoroughly into new creations.

In his person, and in his salvific actions, Jesus is truly the first and forever trans man.

So does this mean Jesus had a mental illness and is the deep rooted cause of gender wars and inequality between the sexes ?

#religion #transgender #gender

Also worth a look: We rarely consider Jesus’ gender. Relative to the rest of Jesus’ life and Resurrection, it is mundane. So, let us consider other mundane aspects of Jesus we rarely think about.

1 APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2016 May 22, 4:58pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

A real man-god would have torn himself off of the cross and skull fucked judas and pontius pilate to death.

2 Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2016 May 22, 8:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

That ought to do wonders for Trumps numbers.

3 Ceffer   ignore (1)   2016 May 22, 10:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

If God created the world a few thousand years ago, and made the world flat, He could certainly rearrange a bit of DNA code.

4 BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2016 May 23, 6:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

no, it means that since the bible is full of crap, so is the transgendered bathroom position.

BayAreaObserver says

So does this mean Jesus had a mental illness and is the deep rooted cause of gender wars and inequality between the sexes ?

5 NuttBoxer   ignore (1)   2016 May 23, 1:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I don't think this is an entirely serious position, but I'll say this. There is a big difference between Jesus, who never tried to be anything other than who He was, God's Son from birth, and a man who at some point decided he should have been born a woman, and attempts to alter his body to look like the woman he never will be.

6 Strategist   ignore (0)   2016 May 23, 3:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

NuttBoxer says

There is a big difference between Jesus, who never tried to be anything other than who He was, God's Son from birth,

He convinced a lot of people he was the son of God. Excellent con man.

7 NuttBoxer   ignore (1)   2016 May 24, 2:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Strategist says

He convinced a lot of people he was the son of God.

I think there's a lot of lies out there about who Jesus was, and what He really did. This is the best picture I can give of my Savior.

He has no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.

3He was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.

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