Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Obvious Happened. What Now?

The University of Toronto, in good progressive fashion, started using "gender-neutral" bathrooms in some dorms. You will no doubt be shocked to find out that college guys like looking at naked girls, and some particularly sleazy ones decided to do so without the girls' permission.

So what do we make of this? It's tempting to start with "I told you so" and "How could they not see this would happen?", and plenty of good folks are already on that train. The point needs to be driven home that this result is entirely predictable, and this foolishness needlessly puts women and children in harm's way.

There's one problem nagging at me, though. I have a hard time buying the underlying assumption - that the people responsible for these asinine policies couldn't see this coming. These are generally people with advanced degrees - no matter how worthless those degrees may be, they require some intellectual acumen to obtain. Am I really to believe they are capable of academic achievement, yet utterly ignorant of what could happen when young males are granted free access to naked vulnerable women?

Of course they knew what would happen. They don't care. Advancing the progressive agenda is much more important to them than frivolous concerns like the safety and purity of women and children. There are goals to accomplish, and if some women and children have to be sacrificed - through sexual assaults, being torn limb from limb inside the womb, whatever - along the way, that's collateral damage they're willing to live with. Eggs and omelets and all.

The ultimate goal isn't feminism or 'equality' or a gender-free society or any small potatoes like that. Those are mere means to their doomed-to-fail end: the eradication of God. It's the same goal humanity has shared since Genesis 3, when our father Adam rebelled against God and exalted his own creaturely wisdom above that of the Creator. Following Adam's sin-corrupted nature, we rebel against God and fight against all that necessarily flows from Genesis 1:1. God created, and therefore has all sovereignty and right to define. We want to rule, so we do all we can to defy God.

And so we have these projects to cast off what God has said is good. God created male and female, so we invent the choose your own gender adventure society. God rules over life and death, so we claim for ourselves the right to kill at any time, for any reason; people are only alive when we deem them worthy of life. God created man in His image and gave him dominion over animals, so we imagine man in the image of ancient apes, just another animal, one the world would be better off without. There is no truth so obvious that we won't overturn it to send the message, "We are in charge here!" There is nothing so good that we won't destroy it to spite God.

The problem isn't ignorance, but wickedness. The cure is not common sense (though a dose of common grace sure wouldn't hurt!), but repentance. Foolish policies like the gender-neutral dorm bathrooms come from despising the obvious, but not merely the obvious about boys and girls. It comes from despising the obvious truth that God created and rules over us; we have sinned against Him, and deserve nothing but the harshest judgment. Our only hope is to repent and turn in faith in Jesus Christ, trusting his propitiatory death for sin and righteousness credited to all who trust in him alone.


Michael Coughlin said...

Amen, brother. The story does bring up a question though...couldn't the same thing occur with lesbians videorecording a woman in the shower? Isn't that just as offensive? Although I can't comment on the likelihood.

It seems with the onset of perversion, we will have quandaries no matter how common-sensical we try to make things.

Either little girls will be seeing men change in their locker room...or perverted men will take advantage of other's like we need a 3rd restroom. Ugh.

Good writing! I hope you are all well. Go Buckeyes!

J Bateman said...

I have been reading pyromaniacs archives for about 3 years. I am helped by them every single time. There are a few commenters that I look for because they make the useful even more understandable and practical. You are one of those. I praise God for men that think, reason and write as you do. My only wish is that you would write more.
Thank you for what you do.

DJP said...

Bateman: WELL DONE. You're absolutely right. Every time I saw that "Trogdor" had commented on one of my posts, I knew before reading that it would up the value of the post.

trogdor said...

Thank you for the kind words. I do wish I had more time to write. Hopefully with some upcoming changes I can free up more time to do so.

Along with that, prayers for my wife's health would be greatly appreciated. I don't know if I've talked about this in this forum, but she has MS, which fluctuates from "perfectly normal" to "nearly crippled" levels. I haven't tracked it, but I bet you could see an inverse relationship between her MS severity/pain levels and my writing/commenting activity.

St. Lee said...

Trogdor, I'd like to add my prayers for your wife's health and for God's leading in how you both cope with it.

I wanted to add my voice to J and Dan's that I have also been edified by your writing and comments; thus I still check your blog at least weekly despite the scarcity of posts. Now knowing why they are less frequent, it is certainly understandable, and in fact commendable.

It may be that blogs are on their way out anyway, as it seems that the attention span of the average American is on a rapid downward trajectory.