Confronting the non-binary fallacy

An excellent post from our friend Dom Hugh Somerville-Knapman OSB.

Dominus Mihi Adjutor


Above is a depressing little advisory from the current edition of The Week. It reads like something from a fantastically dystopian novel about the future from the 1950s or 60s. It is the sort of thing at which we would have cackled in derision on reading. Now it is reality; or rather, what passes for reality. Dystopian it most certainly is; self-destructive, indubitably.

The first reaction on reading of a man referring to himself as “they” was the memory of Mark 5:9. Yet it is disturbing on levels not quite so immediate to the mind.

Last week we celebrated the memorial of St Gertrude the Great, a Saxon nun of 13th-century of Helfta—a monastery which was a nursery of saints at the time. Thinking on things with a view to a homilette, what came to the fore was the nuptial mysticism of this great saint. Her intense devotion…

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Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium.
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5 Responses to Confronting the non-binary fallacy

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Even Our Father Almighty is being de-gendered, or neutered in some places.


  2. johnhenrycn says:

    …which may explain why a priest (not the pastor) and a Sister in our parish have taken this past year to amending the usual Orate Fratres which they now recite (quite emphatically in Sister’s case) as follows:

    “May the Lord God accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of His God’s name, for our good and the good of all His God’s Holy Church.”

    I don’t know why they’re doing this, but a desire to neuterize may be the reason.


  3. johnhenrycn says:

    …of course “God” is a masculine noun. Hoisted with their own petard, they be.


  4. kathleen says:

    Pssst! Can somebody please tell these confused idiots men and women that “scientifically there is no such thing as transgender“!! In reality there never has been either. It’s all in the victims’ unhappy, muddled minds… and in the brainwashed PC minds of those who pander to the so-called “gender theory” scammers.

    What is of far greater concern is how even some Catholics are swallowing The Great Lie! We are living in a real live loony bin today, full of the craziest hallucinations.
    Devotion to the Sacred Head in a time of intellectual crisis might help the loonies in the Church (like JH’s above-mentioned “Sister”) to come to their senses – all through the grace of God, of course.

    [Ed. From the first link above, Dr Paul McHugh explains:
    “We psychiatrists, I thought, would do better to concentrate on trying to fix their minds and not their genitalia,” he stated, adding that “to provide a surgical alteration to the body of these unfortunate people was to collaborate with a mental disorder rather than to treat it.”]


  5. Toadspittle says:

    “Scientifically there is no such thing as trans gender”

    What do we care about science?
    Scientifically, there’s no such thing as a miracle, an apparition, demons, the Bogey Man, transubstantiation, or the infallibility of the pope – is there?
    We are in no position to drag science into anything, just because it happens to suit us to do so.
    If you told a transgender person that he/she doesn’t exist, you would swiftly and unscientifically be told to go forth and multiply (although not in those actual words).


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