Friday, April 04, 2008

Computer Gives Birth to Baby

Suppose we get to the point where humans have some kind of memory chip implanted in us. Will we then become computers? No, we will still be what we were born as -- humans, male and female.

ABC seems obsessed right now with this story about a man giving birth to a baby. It is a bogus story from start to finish. The person giving birth is not a man. It is a woman who has had some surgery and taken some hormones -- and now claims to be a man.

Words have meanings, or else a language cannot exist. And yet in our "postmodern" culture, your words can mean whatever you want them to mean -- and my words can mean something different. How then will we ever communicate?

The same holds true with the current issue of "gay marriage." Here are two words that have been given new meanings. Gay used to mean happy. What an oxymoron. Homosexuals, as a whole, don't seem to be very happy. But the word "marriage" is also being given new meaning. Marriage is the joining of a man and woman in union. "For a man will leaven his father and mother and cling to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."

I can call Beverly my husband and my mother my father and my father my mother. I have a right to do that. But that doesn't make it so. Why? Because words have meanings.

Once again, this is political correctness gone amuck.

Are the Cowboys ever in luck! Not only might they sign Pacman Jones for a cornerback, now they can sign Chris Henry -- Bengals' receiver cut yesterday for his consistently criminal lifestyle. I bet Jerry Jones is drooling. The way things are going, he can have the team picture taken at the police station, and they can pose in mug-shots.

Speaking of Jones: It has now been nearly as long since the Cowboys have been to the Super Bowl than it was when Jerry bought the team -- claiming it needed to rid itself of the past leadership and get some fresh blood. Hmmmmm. That's a pleasant thought, come to think of it.

It was one of those moments that you always remember where you were. 40 years ago today a true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee. He inspired a generation of people to shed the sin of racism. Some people love to point out his moral faults. But to do so is to dismiss what he accomplished. Lincoln had them, as did Jefferson, Franklin, Kennedy and FDR. That is not to defend moral failures; but let's apply an even hand to all. King would rank in my top 5 greatest Americans of all time.


Jeff said...

Modern/Postmodern. Husband/Wife. Male/Female.
Can't we just go with my way and the wrong way? It would be much easier that way. Don't you agree? haha

Kevin said...

a) I have EXTREME difficulty even recognizing that "gay-marriage" is something worthy of wasting my breath to discuss;

b) At the rate things are going, it will not be long before the TDC has the best football team in the nation- college or professional; and

c) Two of my favorite quotes:

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." and

"The time is always right to do what is right" MLK,Jr.

Kyle R. said...

Humanity:male/female- see my comments on Jeff Jones' blog yesterday. And I definitely agree that homosexuals are not a happy lot. I have never met a happy, joyful "gay" person.

Cowboys/Jerry Jones- Interesting point about the duration since a championship. You think JJ still feels that way?

MLK- great American,great man. He had his faults,just like I have mine. But I doubt I will ever affect the course of an a nation like he did.