The faith of malcontents
Christianity was from the beginning, essentially and fundamentally, life’s nausea and disgust with life, merely concealed behind, masked by, dressed up as, faith in “another” or “better” life. – Nietzsche; The Birth of Tragedy
Unbelievers typically view Christianity similarly. To them we are the malcontents, and we proselytize to make others just as we. We are the discontents. Our faith is but a pipe dream in a desperate search for “another or better life”. We Christians just aren’t satisfied. If all this be true, then Jesus, the Christ, our only salvation and inspiration, left a bitter legacy of deprivation.
Why, then, has there been so many Christians over the two millenniums since His resurrection, and so many even now continue to follow? Is it not ridiculous that many of them would end up martyred in “life’s disgust” for concealing a pipe-dream? In reality, the proverbial shoe is really on the other foot. It’s not the Christian who is miserable, even though persecution may be his portion. The Christian understands life from a more complete, more unified perspective than the unbeliever. Quite apart from being disgusted with it, though it may have its disappointments, the Christian believer has a present joy in the realization that, to borrow from Benjamin Franklin, God governs in the affairs of men. The Christian has more than the joy of Christ’s reward to look toward, but the joy of Christ’s resultant and continuing work. It’s the unbeliever who has nothing to explain this life’s seeming deprivations and injustices. For them, it is simply as it is and we must make our own way as best we can, on our own, for ourselves. It is, as Nietzsche might say, in our own will to power to justify ourselves and our satisfaction.
But this is the real malcontent who lives life as they see fit:
Hi, my name is Rhiannon. I’m a trans woman, writer, teacher, and doctoral student. In the five years since I transitioned full time, I’ve worked hard and put myself on the line to change minds and attitudes toward trans people by openly and freely sharing experience and expertise through writing, speaking, and teaching. And now I need some help. After years of hormone therapy, electrolysis, and breast augmentation, I’ve reached the point in my medical transition where the final step, sex reassignment surgery (SRS), is just around the corner. This surgery is considered by medical and psychiatric professionals to be a medically necessary procedure and the only real treatment for those of us who struggle with the pain of having a physical body and a psychological gender identity that don’t match. In other words, IT’S SRS BIZNESS!
The fund raising “Go Fund Me” website is used by individuals to gather money for a variety of purposes and endeavours. Incidentally, at the time of this writing this particular individual had raised $3,243 from 56 people for an MTF SRS (Male-to-Female/Sex Reassignment Surgery). Considering 56 people parted with their money to donate to this causes me to SMH (Shake My Head). Invoking medical authorities to substantiate the validity of SRS is a precarious position. Medical and psychiatric professionals don’t do what they do for free. Money is a strong motivator. Moreover, for every professional supporting SRS as solution there can be found another who is dubious.
The former psychiatrist-in-chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital is continuing his decades-long fight against transgender surgery as a solution to what he calls “a disorder of ‘assumption.'” In a June 12 Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dr. Paul McHugh wrote that “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered” by not treating transgender “confusions … as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.” According to McHugh, the “sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects.” The first, he says, is that “it does not correspond with physical reality.” The second, more importantly, is that not treating transgender disorder properly “can lead to grim psychological outcomes.”
There are at least as many authorities and studies suggesting the benefits of particular foods as there are critical of them. If there is such disagreement among supposedly informed people on something as trivial as food, why rely upon medical professional opinion for something as serious and irrevocable as gender surgery? In this respect Rhiannon’s statement, “And now I need some help”, is dripping with truth.
Curiously he identifies himself as a teacher. His teaching likely requires an audience of the sentimental and gullible for converts as he says, “I’ve worked hard and put myself on the line to change minds and attitudes toward trans people by openly and freely sharing experience and expertise through writing, speaking, and teaching”. The reason for this would seem to have everything to do with transgenderism’s aberrant course from physical reality. Transsexualism is a religion of “nausea and disgust with life”, and blind deviance is required of its devotees. Christianity only requires faith in the Author of life, and a devotion to His will. Christianity often doesn’t provide the answers, but it encompasses an understanding of life not available without it.
Transexualism, as is true of the rest of humanity’s similar aberrant thinking and behaviour, isn’t simply laid at the doorstep of society to be considered and filed away. No, transexualism must be thrust into society and change the culture. Like the child imploring a parent for candy it seeks not only acceptance, but approval. For this “trans woman”, it’s not enough to proselytize this teacher’s audience. There must be converts throughout society.
A Midland County woman’s gym membership was canceled after she refused to stop telling fellow gym members “a man” was using the woman’s locker room. “I was blocked, because a man was standing there,” Cormier said. “It freaked me out because, why is a man in here?”
After taking her complaints to Planet Fitness’ corporate office, Cormier said she was told that the gym was a “no judgement zone” and they would not tell the individual in question to stay out of the women’s locker room. The person has not been identified. The slogan “Judgement Free Zone” is regularly used by Planet Fitness.
This is how the religion of decadence evangelizes and spreads Nietzsche’s “life’s nausea and disgust with life, merely concealed behind, masked by, dressed up as, faith in “another” or “better” life”. Nietzsche had it deceptively backwards. These are the children of Nietzsche’s malcontent. The life without Christ is the pipe-dream, constantly dressing up a better life and masking life’s nausea. It is precisely because of the pipe-dream, the false hope, that others are implored to believe, be converted and hence give validation, to accept their “better” life.
Whether it is transsexualism or homogamy or any of the other unrighteous host of libertinism, there will be those who believe or not. Judgment isn’t optional.
VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiancée at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed “the devil’s daughter” by a local priest, media reports said Tuesday… Officially the Church does not recognize sex changes but its current leader has urged it to show greater compassion towards sections of society which have felt excluded from its embrace, most notably when he said of homosexuals, “Who am I to judge?“