Christian doctor is SACKED by the Government for refusing to identify patients by their preferred gender because he believes sex is established at birth
A doctor has been fired from a top government role for suggesting gender is determined at birth.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5930593/Doctor-fired-government-role-insisting-gender-determined-birth.html
The problem with the situation is highlighted in the two quotes above. For years, the public has used the terms “sex” and “gender” interchangeably to refer to one’s biological sex. Even the newspaper does that in the quotes above. But the doctor has been fired because he refuses to affirm people’s gender identities by using pronouns originally meant to refer to people’s biological sex. It seems that pronouns now are meant to have only subjective meanings that do not correspond to any objectively accessible referent. Those who warned that postmodernism would eventually destroy language were right.
“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.”
Adam J. MacLeod explains to students what it actually means to disagree and reason:
Disagreement is not expressing one’s disapproval of something or expressing that something makes you feel bad or icky. To really disagree with someone’s idea or opinion, you must first understand that idea or opinion. When Socrates tells you that a good life is better than a life in exile you can neither agree nor disagree with that claim without first understanding what he means by “good life” and why he thinks running away from Athens would be unjust. Similarly, if someone expresses a view about abortion, and you do not first take the time to understand what the view is and why the person thinks the view is true, then you cannot disagree with the view, much less reason with that person. You might take offense. You might feel bad that someone holds that view. But you are not reasoning unless you are engaging the merits of the argument, just as Socrates engaged with Crito’s argument that he should flee from Athens.
Read the whole article on how students have been indoctrinated unto “unthinking:” http://newbostonpost.com/2017/11/09/undoing-the-dis-education-of-millennials/