Transgender and Christian, Part 1

If it’s not obvious,  I am transgender.  More specifically I suffer from the mental disorder known as Gender Dysphoria.  I am also a devout Christian.  To many this seems a contradiction.  How can you change yourself so much, willingly commit sin after sin and yet call yourself “saved”?  That’s exactly what I would like to discuss here.  So sit back and hopefully enjoy yourself.

This discussion is vast so I’m breaking it into 4 parts:

Part 1 is an introduction.  Here I will define words so we understand each other.

Part 2 will discuss what it means to be transgender.

Part 3 will discuss what the bible says.

Part 4 will be my take on the bible.

So what is “transgender” or “gender dysphoria” or “gender identity disorder” or … or … what are all those odd-ball names?  Put simply, gender dysphoria is the current medical term for a stress caused by a mismatch between our body and brain.  (Don’t worry, I’ll go into details later.)  Transgender or transsexual are people changing their body to end their gender dysphoria.  Gender identity disorder,

Having a better understanding of gender dysphoria, we can address all the bible verses people like to quote.

Note: I WILL NOT ADD OR REMOVE FROM THE BIBLE.  

Many arguments start with, “yes, but…”  In my opinion that is a false argument.  It starts by agreeing then backtracks to reduce or deny the truth.

For the purposes of this article, “gender” is an adjective that can be applied to many human qualities.  In general gender exists as a range from a male to female.  Thus our bodies have a gender, our biological gender (sex.)  Our identities have a gender.  Our expression is often gendered, even when attempting to exhibit traits from other species.

 

 

Shaving Basics: Long Lasting Razors

Would you like to keep your razor sharp for a week or more?

Here’s a trick to help:

Run the razor under warm water for about 10 seconds.

Step 1: Using a finger nail, scratch across the razor blade several times.  I prefer using my thumb nail.  You won’t get cut as long as just your nail runs across the blade.

This helps loosen any skin or hair attached to the razor.

Step 2: Run your finger with the blade.  That is, wipe across the blades opposite the direction you shave.  Again this won’t cut you as long as you move straight.

This is similar to a technique called stropping.  It removes metal burs and hair stuck to the blade itself.

Step 3: Start by shaving in short strokes.  Removing small amounts of hair reduces razor burn and gives your skin a chance to recover before continuing.

 

Optional: I prefer shaving in the shower (or bath.)  The water helps keep everything clean so my razor isn’t holding all that skin and hair.

REMEMBER to get your face warm before shaving.  A warm towel, a couple of splashes of warm water or after a bath/shower are best.  The warmth softens the hair and reduces razor burn.

 

Killing Racism

Are you fighting racism?  Racism is an idea – it holds no physical form to attack.

So how do you kill an idea?  You remove it from the hearts and minds of society by replacing it with something better.

This is true of any idea – including mindsets. People won’t stop because you call something bad. People will stop because you give them something better.

If I want to replace peppercorns, going around advertising peppercorns with the words, “they’re bad” won’t stop the sale of peppercorns. It’ll probably sell more peppercorns. Instead put up a picture of chili peppers and associate them with salt, effectively replacing the peppercorn in the minds of customers.

First step: stop using race as a means of identification. Don’t be a Black or African American. Just be American. When race is the first word people hear, they immediately get defensive. You’ve announced a racial distinction between you and them. Then you expect race to not be an issue.

If I say “don’t think about elephants.” What’s the first thing you think about? If I say “don’t be racist.” Am I reducing thoughts of racism?

Okay, so what can replace racism?

Racism is based on irrational hate. So replace the irrational or replace the hate and racism will die.

But if you must look to someone to blame for your troubles, look to black leaders. They hold far more influence over the black community than any white person could dream to attain. They are the ones diverting your attention and pushing blame onto others while black communities and black families fall apart. They want that because it keeps them in power.

Just a white man’s thoughts.

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/bvvc.pdf