Thanks to the so-called “progressive” left, the number of reality-challenged induhviduals in this country, particularly in today’s universities, is growing at unprecedented rates. At all too many institutes of alleged higher education, the next generation (and that should really scare you if you think about it) is being told to “follow your heart” as you chart your future. Moreover, they are instructed to do so no matter what anyone tells them to the contrary, for in so doing, they are being “authentic.” This turns one’s life into an “heroic” narrative that all too many are embracing even when the contrarian is the cold, hard facts of reality.
Probably one of the most recent instances of this are alleged transgenders, and those hyperventilating on their behalf, who want to ignore their own biology because their heart tells them otherwise and to demand access to the public restroom of the gender to which they identify (again, regardless of what their chromosomes are rather clearly tell them).
So, why is it these induhviduals, and those advocating for them, are not considered anti-science in the same way Creationists are? Why aren’t they considered science deniers the same way those who question anthropomorphic Globaloney WarmingTM are? They are much more boldly flying in the face of Science by denying obvious biological reality.
The fact that they don’t call themselves by their desired gender, but have to invent the word “transgender” for identification purposes lets you know they really know what they are. Simply put, no, gender is NOT a social construct; it is a biological reality created by the type of chromosomes you inherit from your parents. It is not a complicated issue. And young people who are confused about their gender identity need to come to grips with how they were created and what they are as determined by the physical reality of their own body. They shouldn’t be coddled with lies about their feelings and told to follow those nebulous impulses originating from who knows where.
As for following your heart, those promulgating and believing such drivel should seriously heed God’s warnings about that in Jeremiah 17:9:
The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
The last phrase indicates the capability of strong self-deception. The heart is not to be trusted, and young people with little to no experience of the realities of life especially should not “listen to their heart” no matter how attractive and/or romantic and/or heroic such a path might sound.
This is not just Old Testament wisdom. Listen to Jesus’ warning/explanation in Matthew 15:19:
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
So, you want your life to be characterized ultimately by such attributes, by all means, “follow your heart!” But if you don’t, consider God’s wisdom (Proverbs 23:19):
Hear, my son, and be wise; And guide your heart in the way.
Your heart needs to be guided, not listened to. And guided in God’s way, not your own.