Friday, February 03, 2023

Jonah And The Transgender Whale

The Book of Jonah, 1: 1-3:

The word of the Lord came to Jonah, a son of Amittai: "Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it; for their wickedness has come before me."

But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish, away from the Lord. He went down to Joppa, found a ship going to Tarshish, paid the fare, and went down in it to go with them to Tarshish, away from the Lord.

Modern version:

So God contacted Jonah and said, "Yo, dude! I need you to go tell the Ninevites to get their act together."

Jonah replied, "Right. Like I'm doing that. Get someone else to do it, man. I'm outta here." And then Jonah booked a flight to the Caymans.

Jonah is not the story of some guy swallowed by a fish. Origen, a biblical scholar of the 200s, as in 1,900 years ago, said that some parts of the Bible are allegorical and not to be treated like eyewitness accounts. As Andrew Klavan might say, your shopping lists are literally true, but they don't speak deep truths about life. Shakespeare's plays are fiction, but they do speak deep truths about life.

Anywho, the story of Jonah asks the question, "What happens when you refuse to serve God?" Jonah runs away from his duties and his life falls apart. Out of alignment with his purpose, he gets what he wanted, a cruise to Tarshish, but finds out that what he wanted wasn't what he needed.

Like a girl who finds herself with a big scar where her breasts used to be and a body wrecked by testosterone injections, chasing self-generated fantasies doesn't work out so well. This passage from yesterday's blog post says it all.

We do not receive meaning from God or our bodies or the world, we impose it. What we take to be real is merely a linguistic construct.

Good luck with that. Let me know how it works out fighting biochemistry.

It's not that God is necessarily going to zap you from the sky. You can doom yourself by your own hand with alcohol, porn, greed and anger. The Greeks called it Nemesis. She was the goddess of retributive justice. She was karma, if you will.

Let's update Jonah for the girls getting tempted into transing themselves by the LGBTQ activists.

The Lord said to Susan, "I will have need of you in the coming years. You cannot serve me if you become an outcast. At times, it will be difficult, but I need you to follow the norms of your culture and go through puberty with as much grace and dignity as you can."

And Susan, after consulting an LGBTQ groomer on TikTok, said, "Forget that! I'm a dude!"

After that, it was only a matter of time before Susan was swallowed by a fish.

Here, you can see from Susan's long beard that she's well down the path of transition...
... and it's going great!

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